« Back to All Books

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression

By: Studs Terkel
Recommended for grade(s): 10, 11, 12, College Plus

First published in 1970, Studs Terkel’s bestselling Hard Times has been called “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit” (Saturday Review) and “an invaluable record” (The New York Times). With his trademark grace and compassion, Terkel evokes a mosaic of memories from those who were richest to those who were destitute: politicians, businessmen, artists and writers, racketeers, speakeasy operators, strikers, impoverished farmers, people who were just kids, and those who remember losing a fortune. –From The New Press

Where to Find

Score a physical copy of the book.