Title: CHICAGO - Rare Fine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Pantheon, 1986
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 148 pages. Published in 1986. The author's eighth book. One of Studs Terkel's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Susan Mitchell: Small-size volume format. Pale gray hard boards with purple cloth overboards and metallic-silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Text by Studs Terkel. Photographs by various contributors. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Studs Terkel's "Chicago". His valentine to his beloved city, in which he spent virtually his whole life, firmly rooted in place, and sought out by America's (and the world's) greatest writers, artists, and statesmen. Compared to his other massive books, this is a slim volume, and one of very few in which the great writer speaks in his own voice. "A prose poem, full of vitality that is Studs' and this astounding city's. Not since Nelson Algren's 'Chicago: City on the Make' has there been so succinct, emotionally gratifying, and valuable a work, a truly graphic kaleidoscope of the city that has so importantly helped to nurture Terkel's genius, and which he in turn, has nurtured" (Herman Kogan). Lavishly illustrated with some of the most stunning black-and-white photographs of the city by Stephen Deutch, Archie Lieberman, Marc PoKempner, Art Shay, and Richard Younker, among other great Chicago-based photographers. Studs Terkel died on October 31, 2008 at the age of 96, yet another American icon who will not be replaced. A gem. An absolute "must-have" title for Studs Terkel collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Most copies available online have major flaws or are subsequent printings. A rare copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1985 for "The Good War". One of the greatest American writers of the 20th century and a national treasure. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STUDS TERKEL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0394553373. Bookseller Inventory # 14077
From Library Journal:
Too personal to capture an objective view of Chicago, too much in a hop, skip, and a jump style to clearly focus on any aspect of the city, Terkel's latest book is entertaining, nostalgic, and a paean to his town. Managing to hark back to his own boyhood experiences and relate them to Chicago at large and occasionally voicing his own political philosophy, the author offers a kaleidoscopic tour. Policemen, dance ballrooms, race relations, WPA art, street art (not graffiti), and museum art, the Terkel rooming house, hospitals, a snowstorm, professional baseball, the Chicago Symphony, and the southside's reaction to Joe Louis's victory over Max Schmeling all come into view. Over 120 evocative photos enhance the text. Primarily regional in interest. Roger W. Fromm, Bloomsburg Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib.
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