An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression
From the comfortable or famous like lyricist E.Y. Harburg ("Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?") and Myrna Loy ("I was told I was FDR’s favorite actress.") to dirt-poor-at-the-time common folks, their words spill out in a fascinating interplay of fact and memory. Terkel gives a brief setting for each interview and begins his book with a deeply felt personal memoir. Incomparable source material and a fascinating read for students studying the Great Depression, the New Deal, labor in the United States, America’s social history, and a wealth of other topics.