Division Street: America

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Avon, 1968 - Chicago - 407 pages
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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

If not for some of the anachronistic language, this book could've been written today. The issues Terkel raises--race, class, poverty, inequality, war--are as relevant as ever, and the opinions held by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Myers - Goodreads

Really solid read and a must for Chicago dwellers. This Chicago is gone but so many opinions and problems brought up in these interviews are still persisting Read full review

Contents

Prefatory Notes
17
An ABC Guide for NonChicagoans
29
The Feeling Tone
39
Copyright

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About the author (1968)

Studs Terkel was an actor, writer, and radio host. He was born Louis Terkel on May 16, 1912 in New York City. He took his name from the James T. Farrell novel, Studs Lonigan. Terkel attended the University of Chicago and graduated with a law degree in 1934. Terkel acted in local stage productions and on radio dramas until he began one of the first television programs, an unscripted show called Studs Place in the early 1950s. In 1952, Terkel began Studs Terkel's Almanac on radio station WFMT in Chicago. Terkel compiled a series of books based on oral histories that defined America in the 20th Century. Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do received a National Book Award nomination in 1975. The Good War: An Oral History of World War II won the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction in 1985. Working was turned into a hit musical in 1978. Terkel was named the Communicator of the Year by the University of Chicago in 1969. He also won a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism in 1980 and the National Book Foundation Medal for contributions to American letters in 1997. He died on October 31, 2008 at the age of 96.

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