Hard Times

Hard Times : An Oral History of the Great Depression

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In this unique recreation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. Featuring a mosaic of memories from politicians, businessmen, artists, and writers, from those who were just kids to those who remember losing a fortune, Hard Times is not only a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the Depression affected the lives of those who experienced it firsthand.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 475 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 38mm | 557.92g
  • The New Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1565846567
  • 9781565846562
  • 209,350

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Open [it] to almost any page and rich memories spill out....Read a page, any page. Then try to stop.show more

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