The Good War: An Oral History of World War II (Google eBook)
The Good War for which Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, Terkel’s subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history of World War II.” With this volume Terkel expanded his scope to the global and the historical and the result is a masterpiece of oral history.
"Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time." —The New York Times Book Review
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - limamikealpha - LibraryThing
I love oral histories -- stories told by regular people who were there have an impact that the usual reporting of events can't touch. Some stories were drier than others, but there are so MANY stories to read, so it's OK to skip and skim occasionally. Worth a read. Read full review
Review: The Good War: An Oral History of World War IIUser Review - Eric Lawson - Goodreads
Read this book back in college. Really appreciate Studs Terkel as a story-teller. This was just as good as Working. He finds these people to open up and share their lives, sometimes even if it is not ... Read full review