Further Thoughts From A Lifetime of Listening

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Baker & Taylor
A volume of previously unpublished or uncollected works by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian is comprised of many of his favorite broadcasts, interviews, and writings, in an anthology that includes such pieces as a conversation with songwriter Yip Harburg, a cultural history of Chicago, and his famous program on the Depression. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing

Millions of Studs Terkel fans have come to know the prizewinning oral historian through his landmark books—“The Good War”, Hard Times, Working, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, and many others. Few people realize, however, that much of Studs’s best work was not collected into these thematic volumes and has, in fact, never been published. P.S. brings together these significant and deeply enjoyable writings for the first time.

The pieces in P.S. reflect Studs’s wide-ranging interests and travels, as well as his abiding connection to his hometown, Chicago. Here we have a fascinating conversation with James Baldwin, possibly Studs’s finest interview with an author; pieces on the colorful history and culture of Chicago; vivid portraits of Studs’s heroes and cohorts (including an insightful and still timely interview with songwriter Yip Harburg, known for his “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime”); and the transcript of Studs’s famous broadcast on the Depression, the very moving essence of what was to become Hard Times.

A fitting postscript to a lifetime of listening, P.S. is a truly Terkelesque display of Studs’s extraordinary range of talent and the amazing people he found to talk to.

Publisher: New York : New Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781595584236
Characteristics: x, 230 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Chicago (1975)


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