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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, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0394570537 439 pages in grey paper-covered boards (with red cloth spine) in dust jacket. Stated first edition. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Clean and bright in tight binding. Fine/Fine. First Edition. Jacket Condition: Fine. Year: 1988. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-079494

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

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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