Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

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The New Press #ad - Rich and fascinating .  .  . The people we meet are not digits in a poll but real people with real names who share their anecdotes, adventures, and aspirations with us. Business week   “the talk in working is good talk—earthy, juicy as reality, sometimes tender, honest, sometimes crisp, passionate, seasoned with experience.

Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do #ad - The washington Post. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio head, this book provides a “brilliant” and enduring portrait of people’s feelings about their working lives. To read it is to hear America talking. The boston globe  a national book award finalist and New York Times bestseller   Studs Terkel’s classic oral history Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them.

Important .  .  . Splendid .  .  . This edition includes a new foreword by New York Times journalist Adam Cohen Forbes. A pulitzer prize winner interviews workers, from policemen to piano tuners: “Magnificent .

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Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

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The New Press #ad - It will resurrect your faith in all of us to read this book. Newsweek   “open studs terkel’s book to almost any page and rich memories spill out .  .  . Hard times doesn’t ‘render’ the time of the depression—it is that time, its lingo, mood, its tragic and hilarious stories. Arthur miller   “wonderful! The American memory, the American way, the American voice.

In this “invaluable record” of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. Featuring a mosaic of memories from politicians, and okies, from those who were just kids to those who remember losing a fortune, Hard Times is not only a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, artists, businessmen, striking workers, revealing how the 1929 stock market crash and its repercussions radically changed the lives of a generation.

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression #ad - From the pulitzer prize–winning author of the Good War: A masterpiece of modern journalism and “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit” Saturday Review. The voices that speak from the pages of this unique book are as timeless as the lessons they impart The New York Times. Then try to stop.

The national Observer. Read a page, any page.

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Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith

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The New Press #ad - Whether a hiroshima survivor, a death-row parolee, or a woman who emerged from a two-year coma, these interviewees offer tremendous eloquence as they deal with a topic many are reluctant to discuss openly and freely. Here a wide range of people address the unknowable culmination of our lives, the possibilities of an afterlife, and their impact on the way we live, with memorable grace and poignancy.

Only terkel, whom cornel west called “an American treasure, ” could have elicited such honesty from people reflecting on the lives they have led and what lies before them still. Extraordinary .  .  . The renowned oral historian interviews ordinary people about facing mortality: “It’s the unguarded voices he presents that stay with you.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith #ad - The new york times   in this book, the pulitzer prize winner and National Book Award finalist Studs Terkel, author of the New York Times bestseller Working, turns to the ultimate human experience: death. A work of insight, wisdom, and freshness. The seattle Times. Included in this remarkable treasury are terkel’s interviews with such famed figures as Kurt Vonnegut and Ira Glass as well as with ordinary people, from policemen and firefighters to emergency health workers and nurses, who confront death in their everyday lives.

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"The Good War": An Oral History of World War II

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The New Press #ad - In terms of plain human interest, Mr. From a pipe fitter’s apprentice at pearl harbor to a crew member of the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, his subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history” of WWII.

Terkel may well have put together the most vivid collection of World War II sketches ever gathered between covers. The new york times book review   “i promise you will remember your war years, if you were alive then, with extraordinary vividness as you go through Studs Terkel’s book. Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time, as if one has stumbled on private accounts in letters locked in attic trunks .

"The Good War": An Oral History of World War II #ad -  .  . With this volume terkel expanded his scope to the global and the historical, and the result is a masterpiece of oral history. Winner of the pulitzer prize: “the richest and most powerful single document of the American experience in World War II” The Boston Globe. The good war” is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Studs Terkel as an interviewer and oral historian.

Or, if you are too young to remember, this is the best place to get a sense of what people were feeling. Chicago tribune   “A powerful book, repeatedly moving and profoundly disturbing. People.

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The Thought of Work

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ILR Press #ad - Budd presents ten historical and contemporary views of work from across the social sciences and humanities. By uncovering the diverse ways in which we conceptualize work—such as a way to serve or care for others, a source of income, race, gender, a source of freedom, or a social relation shaped by class, a method of psychological fulfillment, and power—The Thought of Work reveals the wide-ranging nature of work and establishes its fundamental importance for the human experience.

What is work? is it simply a burden to be tolerated or something more meaningful to one's sense of identity and self-worth? And why does it matter? In a uniquely thought-provoking book, John W. By integrating these distinct views, experienced, Budd replaces the usual fragmentary approaches to understanding the nature and meaning of work with a comprehensive approach that promotes a deep understanding of how work is understood, and analyzed.

When we work, psychological, economic, we experience our biological, and social selves. By drawing explicit attention to diverse, to value it, The Thought of Work allows us to better understand work, implicit meanings of work, and to structure it in desirable ways that reflect its profound importance.

The Thought of Work #ad - Work locates us in the world, helps us and others make sense of who we are, and determines our access to material and social resources. Concepts of work affect who and what is valued, the legitimacy and design of human resource management practices, identity construction, perceptions of freedom and social integration, evaluations of worker well-being, support for labor unions and labor standards, and relationships between religious faith and work ethics.

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The Glass Bead Game: Magister Ludi A Novel

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - The Glass Bead Game: Magister Ludi A Novel #ad - Setting the story in the distant postapocalyptic future, Hesse tells of an elite cult of intellectuals who play an elaborate game that uses all the cultural and scientific knowledge of the Ages. The glass bead game is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life as well as a classic of modern literature.

This edition features a Foreword by Theodore Ziolkowski that places the book in the full context of Hesse's thought. The glass bead game, is the author's last and crowning achievement, for which Hesse won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, the most imaginative and prophetic of all his novels.

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The Joy of Work?: Jobs, Happiness, and You

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Routledge #ad - The joy of work? looks at happiness and unhappiness from a fresh perspective. It is particularly distinctive in combining two areas that are usually looked at separately – self-help approaches to making yourself happy and issues within organizations that affect well-being. Are you happy at work? or do you just grin and bear it? We spend an average of 25% of our lives at work, so it’s important to make the best of it.

Practical suggestions cover how to improve a job without moving out of it, advice about changing jobs, as well as how to alter typical styles of thinking which affect your attitudes. This book is unique. Bringing together research from business and psychology – including positive psychology – this practical book will make a big difference to your happiness at work – and therefore to your whole life.

The Joy of Work?: Jobs, Happiness, and You #ad - It draws on up-to-date research from around the world to present the causes and consequences of low job satisfaction and gives helpful suggestions and strategies for how to get more enjoyment from work. The book includes many interesting case studies about individual work situations, and features simple self-completion questionnaires and procedures to help increase your happiness.

The subject is of major significance to virtually all adults - people in jobs and those who are hoping to get one. The joy of work? has been written in a relaxed and readable style by an exceptional combination of authors: a highly-acclaimed professor of psychology and a widely published business journalist.

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Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation

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The New Press #ad - Brilliantly scripting and arranging terkel’s interviews, Pekar collaborates with established comics veterans and some of the comic underground’s brightest new talent, selected by editor Paul Buhle. Readers will find a visual palette of influences from Mexican, and feminist art, African American, superhero, each piece an electric melding of artist and subject.

Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation #ad - This is a book that will both delight Terkel fans and introduce his work to a whole new audience—a fitting tribute to an American legend. In the thirty-five years since pulitzer prize–winner studs terkel’s working first documented American workers’ hopes and dreams, that “deep penetration of American thought and feeling” Los Angeles Times has sold over a million copies, captivating readers with accounts of how their fellow citizens make a living.

A masterpiece of words, working is now adapted into comic-book form by Harvey Pekar, the blue-collar antihero of his American Book Award–winning comics series American Splendor.

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Word Play: What Happens When People Talk

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Vintage #ad - Drawing on the most fascinating linguistic studies—and touching on everything from the Marx Brothers to linguistic sexism, from the phenomenon of glossolalia to Apache names for automobile parts—Word Play shows what really happens when people talk, no matter what language they happen to be using. Why do certain words make us blush or wince? why do men and women really speak different languages? Why do nursery rhymes in vastly different societies possess similar rhyme and rhythm patterns? What do slang, strategies, riddles and puns secretly have in common? This erudite yet irresistibly readable book examines the game of language: its players, and hidden rules.

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The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

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Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. A penguin classics deluxe edition of steinbeck's brilliant short novelsCollected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels.

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the tale of commitment, steinbeck stories of realism, to the pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, that were imbued with energy and resilience.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition #ad - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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How Music Works

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Three Rivers Press #ad - Utilizing his incomparable career and inspired collaborations with talking Heads, distribute, consume, symphonies, Brian Eno, and enjoy the songs, and reveals the impetus behind how we create, and many others, Byrne taps deeply into his lifetime of knowledge to explore the panoptic elements of music, how it shapes the human experience, and rhythms that provide the backbeat of life.

How Music Works #ad - . Updated with a new chapter on digital curation*how music Works is David Byrne’s incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological. Byrne’s magnum opus uncovers ever-new and thrilling realizations about the redemptive liberation that music brings us all.

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