Book Reviews of 'The Good War': An Oral History of World War Two

'The Good War': An Oral History of World War Two
'The Good War' An Oral History of World War Two
Author: Studs Terkel
ISBN-13: 9780345325686
ISBN-10: 0345325680
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 608
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Loudon Wainwright, The New York Times Book Review
Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time, as if one has stumbled on private accounts in letters long locked in attic trunks...Mr. Terkel's book gives the American experience in World War Two great immediacy...In terms of plain human interest, Mr. Terkel may well have put together the most vivid collection of World War Two sketches ever gathered between covers.
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Pulitzer Prize winner, Studs Terkel gives us the oral history of World War Two. Still pertinent today. The experience of war is one of individuals. Terkel gives voice to our most recently lost generation.
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A fascinating book! Studs Terkel interviews people and publishes their stories in their own words. The word that best describes his work is "authenticity." In this book, he helps a number of WWII veterans tell their own stories in their own words. Their memories and their language are very much those of a very different time, and they brought back memories of the men of that generation whom I once knew. Those men are mostly gone now, but they live on in books like this one.