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The Resource Touch and go : a memoir, Studs Terkel ; with Sydney Lewis

Touch and go : a memoir, Studs Terkel ; with Sydney Lewis

Label
Touch and go : a memoir
Title
Touch and go
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Studs Terkel ; with Sydney Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At nearly 95, Studs Terkel has written about everyone's life, it seems, but his own. Here he offers a memoir which--embodying the spirit of the man himself--is youthful and vivacious. Terkel begins by taking us back to his childhood, describing the hectic life of a family trying to earn a living in Chicago. He then goes on to his experiences--as a poll watcher charged with stealing votes for the Democratic machine, as a young theatergoer, and eventually as an actor himself in both radio and on the stage--giving us a portrait of the Chicago of the 1920s and 1930s. He tells of his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II and as an interviewer and oral historian--a craft he would come to perfect. Finally, he discusses his involvement with progressive politics, leading to his travails during the McCarthy period when he was blacklisted.--From publisher description
Summary
At age nearly 95, Studs Terkel has written about everyone's life, it seems, but his own. He begins by taking us back to his childhood, describing the hectic life of a family trying to earn a living in Chicago. He then goes on to his experiences--as a poll watcher charged with stealing votes for the Democratic machine, as a young theatergoer, and eventually as an actor himself in both radio and on the stage--giving us a portrait of the Chicago of the 1920s and 1930s. He tells of his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II and as an interviewer and oral historian. Finally, he discusses his involvement with progressive politics, leading to his travails during the McCarthy period when he was blacklisted.--From publisher description
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
186809
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1912-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Terkel, Studs
Dewey number
  • 384.54092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1990.72.T4
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terkel, Studs
  • Broadcasters
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Touch and go : a memoir, Studs Terkel ; with Sydney Lewis
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0717/2007018673.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn124074902
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 269 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781595580436
Lccn
2007018673
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)124074902
Label
Touch and go : a memoir, Studs Terkel ; with Sydney Lewis
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0717/2007018673.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn124074902
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 269 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781595580436
Lccn
2007018673
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)124074902

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