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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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1912-2008
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/subjectName
  • Terkel, Studs
  • Terkel, Studs
  • Terkel, Studs
  • Terkel, Studs / 1912-
  • Terkel, Studs
  • Broadcasters
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Broadcasters
  • United States
  • Authors, American / 20th century / Biography
  • Broadcasters / United States / Biography
  • Programledare
  • Amerikanska författare
Label
Touch and go : a memoir, Studs Terkel ; with Sydney Lewis
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0717/2007018673.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Street scene -- Bound for glory -- The rooming house -- The convention that would never end -- Teachers of the Gilded Age -- The hotel -- A good citizen -- II: Seeking work -- The actor -- Observer to activist -- A bouquet from the Colonel -- Ida -- Reveille -- Lucky breaks I -- III: American dreamer -- Are you now or have you ever been ... -- Blacklist -- Lucky breaks II -- A casual conversation -- the feeling tone -- IV: Truth to power -- Didn't your name used to be Dave Garroway? -- Two towns called Girard -- Evil of banality -- ... And nobody laughed -- Old gent of the right -- Einstein and the rest of us
Control code
ocn124074902
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 269 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781595580436
Lccn
2007018673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o124074902
  • (OCoLC)124074902
Label
Touch and go : a memoir, Studs Terkel ; with Sydney Lewis
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0717/2007018673.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Street scene -- Bound for glory -- The rooming house -- The convention that would never end -- Teachers of the Gilded Age -- The hotel -- A good citizen -- II: Seeking work -- The actor -- Observer to activist -- A bouquet from the Colonel -- Ida -- Reveille -- Lucky breaks I -- III: American dreamer -- Are you now or have you ever been ... -- Blacklist -- Lucky breaks II -- A casual conversation -- the feeling tone -- IV: Truth to power -- Didn't your name used to be Dave Garroway? -- Two towns called Girard -- Evil of banality -- ... And nobody laughed -- Old gent of the right -- Einstein and the rest of us
Control code
ocn124074902
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 269 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781595580436
Lccn
2007018673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o124074902
  • (OCoLC)124074902

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