Books by Studs Terkel
NPR stories about Studs Terkel
Terkel, who came of age during the Great Depression, often said America suffered from what he called a national Alzheimer's disease. His oral histories and radio interviews with everyday Americans helped document the nation's past.
Studs Terkel has interviewed some of the world's most familiar musicians. In And They All Sang he's collected interviews with Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong, Ravi Shankar and others.