Now Reading: Hope Dies Last

I can’t get enough of Studs Terkel. In this book which I’m reading now, he interviews more famous historical figures (usually he speaks with everyday folks whose names you wouldn’t otherwise know).

The book is split into sections, like his others I’ve read, and I’m currently in the Bread and Roses section about the labor movement. I’ve been talking recently about the difference between History and history, and this book walks that line between what would be in a school history book and what would be forgotten completely. Terkel proves his ability to interview anyone and everyone and make it interesting, drawing out a unique story even from well-known sources.


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