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Touch and go : a memoir

Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At nearly 95, Studs Terkel [the author] 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. [He] 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Studs Terkel; Studs Terkel
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Studs Terkel
OCLC Number: 189986733
Notes: Originally published: New York : New Press, c2007.
Description: Sound disc : digital mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Street scene --
Bound for glory --
Rooming house --
Convention that would never end --
Teachers of the gilded age --
Hotel --
Good citizen --
Seeking work --
Actor --
Observer to activist --
Bouquet from the colonel --
Ida --
Reveille --
Lucky breaks I --
American dreamer --
Are you now or have you ever been --
Blacklist --
Lucky breaks II --
Casual conversation --
Feeling tone --Truth to power --
Didn't your name used to be Dave Garroway? --
Two towns called Girard --
Evil of banality --
Nobody laughed --
Old gent of the right --
Einstein and the rest of us.
Responsibility: Studs Terkel ; with Sydney Lewis.

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At nearly 95, Studs Terkel [the author] 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. [He] 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. -Dust jacket.

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