Lots of stories here, including from a few people you’ve heard of (Rip Torn, Pauline Kael); those who did OK during the depression along with many who were impoverished during that time; true stories and some obviously not true stories. As always, Terkel had a great ability to get people to talk, and a great talent for editing the no doubt rambling conversation into compelling narratives.



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Metadata Info

  • Title: Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
  • Author: Studs Terkel
  • Published: 1970
  • ISBN: 1565846567
  • Buy: Amazon search
  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 4.0 stars