By Studs Terkel
First released in 1970, Studs Terkel’s bestselling Hard Times has been referred to as “a large anthem in compliment of the yankee spirit” (Saturday Review) and “an worthwhile record” (The manhattan Times). together with his trademark grace and compassion, Terkel inspires a mosaic of stories from those that have been richest to those that have been destitute: politicians, businessmen, artists and writers, racketeers, speakeasy operators, strikers, impoverished farmers, those who have been simply young ones, and those that have in mind wasting a fortune.
Now, in a good-looking new illustrated variation, a variety of Studs’s unforgettable interviews are complemented by means of pictures from one other wealthy documentary trove of the melancholy adventure: Farm protection management pictures from the Library of Congress. Interspersed through the textual content of Hard Times, those breathtaking pictures through Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Jack Delano, and others extend the human scope of the voices captured within the e-book, including a brand new measurement to Terkel’s incomparable quantity. Hard Times is the ideal advent to Terkel’s paintings for brand new readers, in addition to a stunning new addition to any Terkel library.
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Ramos is captured in all his damaged glory right after his fight with Cuban refugee Ultiminio “Sugar” Ramos, who fought out of Mexico City. This image was taken by Theo Ehret, house photographer of the Olympic Auditorium, who documented boxing history using a Rolleiflex camera. The uncrowned champion Armando “The Man” Muniz says a prayer in his corner as trainer Louie Jauregui (left) prepares to exit the ring. ” Muniz, of Montebello, fought from 1970 to 1978, leaving boxing with 44 wins (30 knockouts), 14 losses, and 1 draw.
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Hard Times: An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel
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