The Good War: An Oral History of World War II
A writer, reporter, and above all, a good listener, Studs Turkel has spent a career posing provocative questions and actively listening to the answers. In "The Good War", Terkel talks to Americans, both famous and obscure, about their contrasting, not always golden, memories of the war that... show more
A writer, reporter, and above all, a good listener, Studs Turkel has spent a career posing provocative questions and actively listening to the answers. In "The Good War", Terkel talks to Americans, both famous and obscure, about their contrasting, not always golden, memories of the war that shaped their lives, World War II. This first trade paperback edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book features a new Preface by the author.
Publish date: January 1st 1997
Publisher: New Press, The
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
, American History
, World War II
, Military History
, Oral History
This is the World War II info that you won't find in the history books. If you've read any of Terkel's books, you know what to expect: an expansive cross-section of people giving their perspectives on the topic at hand. It sounds so simple, but it isn't. I wish our military and civilian leaders woul...
this is a fairly legendary work, and I was pleasantly surprised to see German accounts and Japanese oral histories included in what the title would seem to suggest is part of that Brokaw agit-prop genre, 'Greatest Generation.' d'ya know statistical analyses has been carried out on WW2 combat medal c...
I thought I'd remembered Studs Terkel, in another book "Working", interviewing a somewhat troubled rodeo clown who was a flamethrower in Vietnam. But no, that was someone else's book about the Meaning of Life. So it´s also been many years since reading The Good War, but I can´t remember war being de...
This book was amazing! I learned so much information, and even more importantly, got a great perspective on the war and the times surrounding it. It has so many interviews from so many different kinds of people. I'm lending this book to one of my friends in a hurry.