Books written by Studs Terkel


The New Press | June 26, 1974 | 589 pages
Men and women representing a variety of occupations, describe the daily routine of their jobs and express their grievances, aims, and dreams  More Info

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

New Press, The | October 1, 2014 | 432 pages
One of Studs Terkel’s most important oral histories, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? turns to the ultimate human experience--that of death. Called "extraordinary…a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness" by the Seattle Times when it was first published fifteen years ago, the book explores--with... More Info

Chicago: City on the Make

University Of Chicago Press | October 15, 2011 | 152 pages
“Once you’ve become a part of this particular patch, you’ll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.” Ernest Hemingway once said of Nelson Algren’s writing that “you should not read it if you cannot take... More Info

Touch and go

New Press, The | June 26, 2019 | 269 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian author of The Good War recounts his hard-working early childhood in Chicago, his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II, his struggles after being blacklisted in spite of his television successes, and more. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

Hard Times

The New Press | October 9, 2012 | 441 pages
Recreates the character and atmosphere of this dramatic era in a collage of recollections by both well-known and obscure Americans.  More Info

Ramblin' man

W W Norton & Co Inc | March 1, 2006 | 488 pages
The life and career of the most recognized and beloved folk musician of the twentieth century are recalled here, with details of his hobo days as well as his marriage, his "subversive" activities, and his eventual death from Huntingdon's Disease. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.  More Info