by Studs Terkel
Paperback, 470 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, List Price: $19.95 | purchase
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A cross-section of Americans—from an embittered Miss America to Arnold Schwarzenegger, from Jesse Helms to a KKK member, from businessmen and Brahmins to activists and immigrants—speak of their hopes, expectations, and disappointments
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October 31, 2008 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.
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