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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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Studs Terkel (1912-2008) was a free spirit, an outspoken populist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a terrible ham, and one of the best-loved characters on the American scene. Born in New York in 1912, he lived in Chicago for over eight decades. Terkel's humanity, his talent for storytelling in the oral tradition, and his landmark book, Working, served as touchstones for the multi-component initiative Working in America created by Project&. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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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 an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The author simply asks questions and people answer
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's amazing how well this has worn in nearly 40 years
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5.0 out of 5 stars アメリカ合衆国と人々を描く壮大な試み!!名著、No less!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A working class classic
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5.0 out of 5 stars the most powerful and effective writer of the 20th century
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, thanks for making the delivery in time.
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