Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression

Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression

Studs Terkel


First released in 1970, Studs Terkel’s bestselling Hard Times has been known as “a large anthem in compliment of the yankee spirit” (Saturday Review) and “an useful record” (The big apple Times). along with his trademark grace and compassion, Terkel conjures up a mosaic of thoughts from those that have been richest to those that have been destitute: politicians, businessmen, artists and writers, racketeers, speakeasy operators, strikers, impoverished farmers, those who have been simply childrens, and people who be mindful wasting a fortune.

Now, in a good-looking new illustrated variation, a variety of Studs’s unforgettable interviews are complemented by way of photographs from one other wealthy documentary trove of the melancholy event: Farm safeguard management photos from the Library of Congress. Interspersed in the course of the textual content of Hard Times, those breathtaking images by means of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Jack Delano, and others extend the human scope of the voices captured within the e-book, including a brand new measurement to Terkel’s incomparable quantity. Hard Times is the appropriate creation to Terkel’s paintings for brand new readers, in addition to a gorgeous new addition to any Terkel library.

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