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Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do by [Studs Terkel]
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Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do Kindle Edition

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Length: 879 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews


A deep penetration of American thought and feeling . . . A celebration of individuals . . . A masterpiece. -- Los Angeles Times

An enormous amount of exciting material. . . . An incredible abundance of marvelous beings. . . . A very special electricity and emotional power. -- The New York Times Book Review

An impressive achievement . . . A very valuable document. No journalist alive wields a tape recorded as effectively as Studs Terkel. -- Newsweek

Remarkable . . . the range is enormous. . . . Work is the theme and we learn a lot about these trades. -- The Wall Street Journal

Splendid . . . Important . . . Rich and fascinating . . . The people we meet are not digits in a poll but real people with real names who share their anecdotes, adventures, and aspirations with us. -- Business Week

The real American experience . . . The poetry of real people . . . The hardness of real lives . . . A grand subject and a splendid book. -- Chicago Daily News

[A] magnificent book . . .. A work of art. To read it is to hear America talking. -- Boston Globe --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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records the voices of America. Men and women from every walk of life talk to him, telling him of their likes and dislikes, fears, problems, and happinesses on the job. Once again, Turkel has created a rich and unique document that is as simple as conversation, but as subtle and heartfelt as the meaning of our lives.... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File Size : 1183 KB
  • Publication Date : July 26, 2011
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 879 pages
  • Publisher : The New Press (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 194 ratings