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Title:
Touch and go : a memoir
Author:
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008.
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Publication Information:
New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
xviii, 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
At nearly 95, Studs Terkel has written about everyone's life, it seems, but his own. Here he offers a memoir which--embodying the spirit of the man himself--is youthful and vivacious. Terkel begins by taking us back to his childhood, describing the hectic life of a family trying to earn a living in Chicago. He then goes on to his experiences--as a poll watcher charged with stealing votes for the Democratic machine, as a young theatergoer, and eventually as an actor himself in both radio and on the stage--giving us a portrait of the Chicago of the 1920s and 1930s. He tells of his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II and as an interviewer and oral historian--a craft he would come to perfect. Finally, he discusses his involvement with progressive politics, leading to his travails during the McCarthy period when he was blacklisted.--From publisher description.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781595580436
Format :
Book