Studs Terkel Division Street: America

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Division Street: America

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"Division Street: America" is the book that first made Studs Terkel's reputation as the country's foremost oral historian, as "more than a writer. . . a national resource," in the words of John Kenneth Galbraith. Indeed, the people in Division Street were so compelling that Terkel revisited many of them for his recent bestseller, Race, showing how their opinions had changed and their prejudices had grown in the intervening decades.

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Studs Terkel is the author of twelve books of oral history, including, most recently, And They All Sang (The New Press). Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters, he was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Alex Kotlowitz (foreword) is the award-winning author of There Are No Children Here, among other books. They live in Chicago.

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Here in their own words are the testimonies of the winners and losers, the strugglers and the defeated, the hopeful and the despairing. . . Each of them, like each of us, is a cross-section of all that is contained in humanity. -- Chicago Tribune

Remarkable. . . Division Street astonishes, dismays, exhilarates. -- The New York Times

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