Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9781595580436

Touch and Go: A Memoir

Terkel, Studs Author

Image Not Available

The extraordinary life and times of an American icon—the Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian's long-awaited memoir—a major publishing event.

At nearly ninety-five, Studs Terkel has written about everyone's life, it seems, but his own. In Touch and Go, he offers a memoir which—embodying the spirit of the man himself—is youthful, vivacious, and enormous fun.

Terkel begins by taking us back to his early childhood with his father, mother, and two older brothers, describing the hectic life of a family trying to earn a living in Chicago. He then goes on to recall his own experiences—as a poll watcher charged with stealing votes for the Democratic machine, as a young theatergoer, and eventually as an actor himself in both radio and on the stage—giving us a brilliant and often hilarious portrait of the Chicago of the 1920s and '30s. He tells of his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II and as an interviewer and oral historian—a craft he would come to perfect and indeed personify. Finally, he discusses his involvement with progressive politics, leading inevitably to his travails during the McCarthy period when he was blacklisted and thrown out of work despite having become by then one of the country's most popular TV hosts.

Fans of Studs Terkel will find much to discover in these remarkable reminiscences. Others will be captivated to learn of the unique and eclectic life of one of America's greatest living legends.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Bitter and sweet, sexy and morally uplifting, intimate and historically significant.

About the Author:

Born in 1912, Studs Terkel is the bestselling author of twelve books of oral history, including Working, Hard Times, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Good War" (all available from The New Press). He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Presidential National Humanities Medal and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Chicago.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Terkel, Studs Author
Published by New Press, The
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Press, The. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1595580433. Bookseller Inventory # HGT3740TCLV112814H0900B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Terkel, Studs Author
Published by New Press, The
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Press, The. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1595580433

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Terkel, Studs Author
Published by THE NEW PRESS (2008)
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Y-Not-Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description THE NEW PRESS, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: good. First Edition. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000067695

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Terkel, Studs Author
Published by New Press, The (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Press, The, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Starting with his Depression-era childhood in Chicago to his travails during the McCarthy period where he was blacklisted and thrown out of work, this book offers an intimate portrait of one of America's greatest living legends. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1595580433

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Terkel, Studs Author
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97815955804361.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Terkel, Studs Author
Published by New Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Poverty Hill Books
(La Grange, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder MarkFast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Bookseller Inventory # 9000049

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Terkel, Studs Author
Published by New Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Poverty Hill Books
(La Grange, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark,Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Bookseller Inventory # 9010984

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Terkel, Studs Author
Published by The New Press, NY (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
King Bee Books
(Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The New Press, NY, 2007. Cloth and Boards. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 8vo. First Edition. The book and dust jacket are both new in a new,clear,Mylar dust jacket cover. Bookseller Inventory # 007625

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Terkel, Studs Author
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1595580433

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Terkel, Studs Author
Published by NEW PR (2007)
ISBN 10: 1595580433 ISBN 13: 9781595580436
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NEW PR, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V7-9781595580436

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 16 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book