Working; people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do [by] Studs Terkel.Material type: TextPublisher: New York, Pantheon Books Edition: [1st ed.]Description: xlix, 589 pages 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0394478843; 9780394478845Subject(s): Working class -- United States -- Interviews | Working class -- United States -- Attitudes | WorkAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Working.DDC classification: 331.2/0973 LOC classification: HD8072 | .T4Other classification: 85.65 | MS 5200 | QV 020 | CC 7200 Also issued online.
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A collection of interviews with working people in a wide variety of occupations.
1. Working the land : Pierce Walker, farmer ; Roberto Acuna, farm worker ; Aunt Katherine Haynes, farm woman ; Joe and Susie Haynes, deep miner and his wife ; Bob Sanders, strip miner ; Hub Dillard, heavy equipment operator -- 2. Communications : Sharon Atkins, receptionist ; Frances Swenson, hotel switchboard operator ; Heather Lamb, telephone operator ; Jack Hunter, professor of communications -- A pecking order : Terry Mason, airline stewardess ; Beryl Simpson, airline reservationist ; Jill Torrance, model ; Anne Bogan, executive secretary ; Roberta Victor, hooker -- Did you ever hear the one about the farmer's daughter? : Barbara Herrick, writer/producer -- The commercial : John Fortune, copy chief ; Arny Freeman, actor ; Rip Torn, actor ; Eddie Jaffe, press agent ; Richard Mann, installment dealer ; Enid du Bois, telephone solicitor -- 3. Cleaning up : Nick Salerno, sanitation truck driver ; Roy Schmidt, garbage man ; Louis Hayward, washroom attendant ; Lincoln James, factory mechanic ; Maggie Holmes, domestic ; Eric Hoellen, janitor -- Watching : Fritz Ritter, doorman ; Vincent Maher, policeman ; Renault Robinson, policeman ; Anthony Ruggiero, industrial investigator ; Jill Freedman, photographer ; Pauline Kael, film critic -- 4. The demon lover : The making : Phil Stallings, spot-welder ; Jim Grayson, spot-welder ; Hobart Foote, utility man ; Ned Williams, stock chaser ; Tom Brand, plant manager ; Wheeler Stanley, general foreman ; Gary Bryner, president, Lordstown Local, UAW -- The driving : Booker Page, cabdriver ; Lucky Miller, cabdriver ; Will Robinson, bus driver ; Frank Decker, interstate truckdriver -- The parking : Alfred Pommier, car hiker -- The selling : Johnny Bosworth, car salesman -- 5. Appearance : Sam Mature, barber ; Edward and Hazel Zimmer, hair stylists ; Jean Stanley, cosmetics saleswoman ; Dr. Stephen Bartlett, dentist ; Doc Pritchard, hotel clerk ; Hots Michaels, bar pianist ; Teddy Grodowski, elevator starter ; Tim Devlin, janitor; ex-salesman -- Counting : Nancy Rogers, bank teller ; Fred Roman, auditor -- Footwork : Jack Spiegel, organizer ; Alice Washington, order filler, shoe factory ; John Fuller, mail carrier ; Conrad Swibel, gas meter reader ; Brett Hauser, supermarket box boy ; Babe Secoli, supermarket checker ; Thomas Rush, skycap ; Grace Clements, felter, luggage factory ; Dolores Dante, waitress -- Just a housewife : Therese Carter ; Jesusita Novarro.
6. The quiet life : Donna Murray, bookbinder ; Nino Guidici, pharmacist ; Eugene Russell, piano tuner -- Brokers : Margaret Richards, realty broker ; James Carson, yacht broker ; David Reed Glover, stockbroker ; Ray Wax, stockbroker -- Bureaucracy : Steve Carmichael, project coordinator ; Lilith Reynolds, government relations coordinator ; Diane Wilson, process clerk -- Organizer : Bill Talcott -- 7. The sporting life : Eddie Arroyo, jockey ; Steve Hamilton, baseball player ; Blackie Mason, sports press agent ; Jeanne Douglas, tennis player ; Eric Nesterenko, hockey player ; George Allen, football coach -- In charge : Ward Quaal, TV/radio executive ; Dave Bender, factory owner ; Ernest Bradshaw, audit department head, bank ; Peter Keeley, ex-boss ; Lois Keeley Novak, his daughter ; Larry Ross, ex-president of conglomerate; consultant -- Ma and pa courage : George and Irene Brewer -- Reflections on idleness and retirement : Barbara Terwilliger, idleness ; Bill Norworth, retired railroad engineer ; Joe Zmuda, ex-shipping clerk -- 8. The age of Charlie Blossom : Charlie Blossom, copy boy ; Steven Simonyi-Gindele, publisher ; Tom McCoy, proofreader ; Ralph Werner, department store salesman ; Bud Freeman, jazz musician ; Ken Brown, executive ; Kay Stepkin, director of bakery cooperative ; Cathleen Moran, hospital aide -- Cradle to the grave : Ruth Lindstrom, baby nurse ; Rose Hoffman, public school teacher ; Pat Zimmerman, alternative school teacher ; Kitty Scanlan, occupational therapist ; Betsy DeLacy, patients' representative ; Carmelita Lester, practical nurse, old people's home ; Herbert Bach, memorial counselor ; Elmer Ruiz, gravedigger -- 9. The quiz kid and the carpenter : Bruce Fletcher, tree nursery attendant ; Nick Lindsay, carpenter/poet -- In search of a calling : Nora Watson, editor ; Walter Lundquist, industrial designer ; Rebecca Sweeney, nun to naprapath -- Second chance : Fred Ringley, ex-salesman; farmer ; Philip da Vinci, lawyer ; Sarah Houghton, librarian ; Mario Anichini, stone cutter -- Fathers and sons : Glenn Stribling, service station owner ; Dave Stribling, his son and partner ; Steve Dubi, steelworker ; Father Leonard Dubi, his son, a priest ; Jack Currier, teacher, adult education ; Harold Patrick, freight elevator operator ; Bob Patrick, policeman ; Tom Patrick, fireman.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsStuds Terkel was an actor, writer, and radio host. He was born Louis Terkel on May 16, 1912 in New York City. He took his name from the James T. Farrell novel, Studs Lonigan. Terkel attended the University of Chicago and graduated with a law degree in 1934.
Terkel acted in local stage productions and on radio dramas until he began one of the first television programs, an unscripted show called Studs Place in the early 1950s. In 1952, Terkel began Studs Terkel's Almanac on radio station WFMT in Chicago.
Terkel compiled a series of books based on oral histories that defined America in the 20th Century. Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do received a National Book Award nomination in 1975. The Good War: An Oral History of World War II won the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction in 1985. Working was turned into a hit musical in 1978. Terkel was named the Communicator of the Year by the University of Chicago in 1969. He also won a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism in 1980 and the National Book Foundation Medal for contributions to American letters in 1997. He died on October 31, 2008 at the age of 96.
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