9781565843424

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  • ISBN13:

    9781565843424

  • ISBN10:

    1565843428

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-02-28
  • Publisher: New Pr

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Summary

Studs Terkel records the voices of America. Men and women from every walk of life talk to him, telling him of their likes and dislikes, fears, problems, and happinesses on the job. Once again, Terkel has created a rich and unique document that is as simple as conversation, but as subtle and heartfelt as the meaning of our lives.... In the first trade paperback edition of his national bestseller, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel presents "the real American experience" (Chicago Daily News)--"a magnificent book . . .. A work of art. To read it is to hear America talking." (Boston Globe).

Author Biography

Studs Terkel is the author of eleven books of oral history, including Hope Dies Last and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Good War" (both available from The New Press). He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and a recipient of a Presidential National Humanities Medal, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, a George Polk Career Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Preface I
Who Built the Pyramids?
Mike LeFevre xxxi
Preface II
Who Spread the News?
Billy Carpenter xxxix
Cliff Pickens xl
Terry Pickens xl
Preface III
The Mason
Carl Murray Bates xlv
Book One Working the Land
farmer
3(4)
Pierce Walker
farm worker
7(7)
Roberto Acuna
farm woman
14(5)
Aunt Katherine Haynes
deep miner and his wife
16
Joe
strip miner
19(3)
Bob Sanders
heavy equipment operator
22(7)
Hub Dillard
Book Two Communications
receptionist
29(3)
Sharon Atkins
hotel switchboard operator
32(4)
Frances Swenson
telephone operator
36(3)
Heather Lamb
professor of communications
39(2)
Jack Hunter
A Pecking Order
airline stewardess
41(8)
Terry Mason
airline reservationist
49(1)
Beryl Simpson
model
50(5)
Jill Torrance
executive secretary
55(2)
Anne Bogan
hooker
57(9)
Roberta Victor
Did You Ever Hear the One About the Farmer's Daughter?
writer/producer
66(7)
Barbara Herrick
The Commercial
copy chief
73(5)
John Fortune
actor
78(4)
Arny Freeman
actor
82(3)
Rip Torn
press agent
85(3)
Eddie Jaffe
installment dealer
88(6)
Richard Mann
telephone solicitor
94(7)
Enid du Bois
Book Three Cleaning Up
sanitation truck driver
101(2)
Nick Salerno
garbage man
103(3)
Roy Schmidt
washroom attendant
106(4)
Louis Hayward
factory mechanic
110(2)
Lincoln James
domestic
112(6)
Maggie Holmes
janitor
118(8)
Eric Hoellen
Watching
doorman
126(3)
Fritz Ritter
policeman
129(8)
Vincent Maher
policeman
137(6)
Renault Robinson
industrial investigator
143(10)
Anthony Ruggiero
photographer
153(2)
Jill Freedman
film critic
155(4)
Pauline Kael
Book Four The Demon Lover The Making
spot-welder
159(5)
Phil Stallings
spot-welder
164(4)
Jim Grayson
utility man
168(6)
Hobart Foote
stock chaser
174(3)
Ned Williams
plant manager
177(4)
Tom Brand
general foreman
181(6)
Wheeler Stanley
president, Lordstown Local, UAW
187(8)
Gary Bryner
The Driving
cabdriver
195(3)
Booker Page
cabdriver
198(3)
Lucky Miller
bus driver
201(5)
Will Robinson
interstate truckdriver
206(13)
Frank Decker
The Parking
car hiker
219(5)
Alfred Pommier
The Selling
car salesman
224(9)
Johnny Bosworth
Book Five Appearance
barber
233(8)
Sam Mature
hair stylists
236(5)
Edward
Hazel Zimmer
cosmetics saleswoman
241(3)
Jean Stanley
dentist
244(3)
Dr. Stephen Bartlett
hotel clerk
247(3)
Doc Pritchard
bar pianist
250(3)
Hots Michaels
elevator starter
253(1)
Teddy Grodowski
janitor; ex-salesman
254(3)
Tim Devlin
Counting
bank teller
257(6)
Nancy Rogers
auditor
263(4)
Fred Roman
Footwork
organizer
267(1)
Jack Spiegel
order filler, shoe factory
268(3)
Alice Washington
mail carrier
271(3)
John Fuller
gas meter reader
274(5)
Conrad Swibel
supermarket box boy
279(3)
Brett Hauser
supermarket checker
282(4)
Babe Secoli
skycap
286(3)
Thomas Rush
felter, luggage factory
289(4)
Grace Clements
waitress
293
Dolores Dante
Just a Housewife 303(352)
Therese Carter
Jesusita Novarro
Book Six The Quiet Life
bookbinder
309(3)
Donna Murray
pharmacist
312(5)
nino Guidici
piano tuner
317(7)
Eugene Russell
Brokers
realty broker
324(3)
Margaret Richards
yacht broker
327(4)
James Carson
stockbroker
331(2)
David Reed Glover
stockbroker
333(8)
Ray Wax
Bureaucracy
project coordinator
341(3)
Steve Carmichael
government relations coordinator
344(4)
Lilith Reynolds
process clerk
348(4)
Diane Wilson
Organizer 352(62)
Bill Talcott
Book Seven The Sporting Life
jockey
359(7)
Eddie Arroyo
baseball player
366(7)
Steve Hamilton
sports press agent
373(3)
Blackie Mason
tennis player
376(5)
Jeanne Douglas
hockey player
381(5)
Eric Nesterenko
football coach
386(4)
George Allen
In Charge
TV/radio executive
390(3)
Ward Quall
factory owner
393(5)
Dave Bender
audit department head, bank
398(3)
Ernest Bradshaw
ex-boss
401(3)
Peter Keeley
his daughter
404(1)
Lois Keeley Novak
ex-president of conglomerate; consultant
405(9)
Larry Ross
Ma and Pa Courage 414(637)
George
Irene Brewer
Reflections on Idleness and Retirement
idleness
422(2)
Barbara Terwilliger
retired railroad engineer
424(6)
Bill Norworth
ex-shipping clerk
430(7)
Joe Zmuda
Book Eight The Age of Charlie Blossom
copy boy
437(9)
Charlie Blossom
publisher
446(5)
Steven Simonyi-Gindele
proofreader
451(1)
Tom McCoy
department store salesman
452(5)
Ralph Werner
jazz musician
457(4)
Bud Freeman
executive
461(5)
Ken Brown
director of bakery cooperative
466(5)
Kay Stepkin
hospital aide
471(10)
Cathleen Moran
Cradle to the Grave
baby nurse
481(2)
Ruth Lindstrom
public school teacher
483(6)
Rose Hoffman
alternative school teacher
489(5)
Pat Zimmerman
occupational therapist
494(3)
Kitty Scanlan
patients' representative
497(4)
Betsy DeLacy
practical nurse, old people's home
501(4)
Carmelita Lester
memorial counselor
505(2)
Herbert Bach
gravedigger
507(6)
Elmer Ruiz
Book Nine The Quiz Kid and the Carpenter
tree nursery attendant
513(3)
Bruce Fletcher
carpenter/poet
516(5)
Nick Lindsay
In Search of a Calling
editor
521(4)
Nora Watson
industrial designer
525(2)
Walter Lundquist
nun to naprapath
527(5)
Rebecca Sweeney
Second Chance
ex-salesman; farmer
532(5)
Fred Ringley
lawyer
537(3)
Philip da Vinci
librarian
540(3)
Sarah Houghton
stone cutter
543(2)
Mario Anichini
Fathers and Sons
service station owner
545(3)
Glenn Stribling
his son and partner
548(4)
Dave Stribling
steelworker
552(6)
Steve Dubi
his son, a priest
558(6)
Father Leonard Dubi
teacher, adult education
564(4)
Jack Currier
freight elevator operator
568(4)
Harold Patrick
policeman
572(6)
Bob Patrick
fireman
578
Tom Patrick

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