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American Dreams: Lost and Found.: TERKEL, Studs.

American Dreams: Lost and Found.

TERKEL, Studs.

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ISBN 10: 0394507932 / ISBN 13: 9780394507934
Published by Pantheon Books [1980], New York, 1980
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Small 4to. Black cloth spine with silver lettering and grey paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xxv, 470pp. Near fine/near fine. First edition, tight and attractive, of this provocative essay collection. Inscribed and signed huge and bold as usual by the author in black fineline on the front flyleaf: "For David -- / Take it easy, / But take it. / Studs Terkel.". Bookseller Inventory # 37504

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Title: American Dreams: Lost and Found.

Publisher: Pantheon Books [1980], New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Here is the raw material for one thousand novels....incomparable."—Margaret Atwood

In this unique look at one of our most pervasive national myths, Studs Terkel persuades an extraordinary range of Americans to articulate their version of "The American Dream." Beginning with an embittered winner of the Miss U.S.A. contest who sees the con behind the dream of success and including an early interview with a highly ambitious Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terkel explores the diverse landscape of the promise of the United States—from farm kids dreaming of the city to city kids determined to get out, from the Boston Brahmin to the KKK member, from newly arrived immigrants to families who have lived in this country for generations, these narratives include figures both famous and infamous. Filtered through the lens of our leading oral historian, the chorus of voices in American Dreams highlights the hopes and struggles of coming to and living in the United States.

Originally published in 1980, this is a classic work of oral history that provides an extraordinary and moving picture of everyday American lives.

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Americans, their hopes, remembrances and achievements come alive in this bestselling collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian.

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