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Talking to myself : a memoir of my times

Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This memoir cuts across worlds, years and the vast spectrum of people that Terkel has known, from workers to famous stars, from Nobel Prize winners to ordinary folk ... Terkel uses some of the methods that have made his radio programs so famous. He cuts from a visit to Chief Luthuli in South Africa to a memoir of the McCarthy period, from growing up among the petty gangsters of Chicago in the thirties to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008.
Talking to myself.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©1977
(OCoLC)557708586
Named Person: Studs Terkel; Studs Terkel; Studs Terkel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Studs Terkel
ISBN: 0394411021 9780394411026
OCLC Number: 2597375
Description: xiv, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The visit --
Dreamland --
Do you like Bruegel? --
The greatest story ever told --
I ring the bell --
The dream-possessed --
The man who shook the hand of the man who shook the hand of Napoleon --
A free and fair election --
A bad citizen --
A good citizen --
The native --
Meeting the chief --
Singing bird --
Boy seated --
The architect --
The Scotsman --
The midwife --
The whole world is watching --
A study in clout --
A brief vacation --
Glasses --
The impertinent question --
A farce --
A seminar --
La divina Claudia --
Mahalia --
Oh, freedom --
Big Bill --
Northern lights.
Responsibility: Studs Terkel.

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"This memoir cuts across worlds, years and the vast spectrum of people that Terkel has known, from workers to famous stars, from Nobel Prize winners to ordinary folk ... Terkel uses some of the methods that have made his radio programs so famous. He cuts from a visit to Chief Luthuli in South Africa to a memoir of the McCarthy period, from growing up among the petty gangsters of Chicago in the thirties to confronting the bigger gangsters of our political life in the sixties, from acting in a radio soap opera to discussing film with Fellini ..."

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