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The Great Divide: Second Thoughts on the American Dream

Terkel, Studs

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ISBN 10: 0394570537 / ISBN 13: 9780394570532
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 1988
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439, some wear to DJ edges. Inscribed by the author. An oral history of the United States in the 1980's. Bookseller Inventory # 43392

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Title: The Great Divide: Second Thoughts on the ...

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Book Condition: good, fair to good

Edition: Second Printing.

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Through anecdote and observation, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Good War" portrays life in 1980s America, discusses how it has changed in recent years, and indicates how such changes have affected the values of America's youth

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In his latest oral history, an appraisal of how the last 10 years have changed us, Pulitzer Prize-winner Terkel ( Working , etc.) uses the phrase "great divide" to symbolize the breaches which he claims are widening between young and old, rich and poor, among racial groups and within religious communities. He notes, too, a gap in our historical memory of even the immediate past, especially among the young, who tend to confuse celebrity with leadership. Eloquent, firsthand recitations from farmers who are losing their land, their solidarity, and their children to the city or by suicide, contrast starkly with that of an international Wall Street futures dealer, listed in the Forbes 400 register of richest Americans. Observations from a truck driver, a sports columnist, a laid-off steel worker, a striking flight attendant, a Ku Klux Klan member, a Gray Panthers activist and a couple serving time for anti-nuclear demonstrations comprise, along wth a host of others, this portrait of a nation's people riven by conflicting values. Major ad/promo; author tour.
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