Coming of Age

Coming of Age

The Story of Our Century by Those Who've Lived It

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Working traces the transformations in vocation and lifestyle in America during the twentieth century through the experiences of a very diverse group of fascinating elderly men and women. 100,000 first printing.

Book News
Terkel presents a collective portrait of the century, woven from the voices of 70 Americans from the ages of 70 to 99. Farmers, bankers, leaders of social movements, artists, and politicians trace the ways their lives have changed over the past decades, and reflect on how traditional hopes and aspirations have been superseded by the ruthless demands of the modern corporation. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century by Those Who've Lived It is a collective portrait of our times, woven from the voices of seventy very different people, the youngest of whom is seventy and the oldest ninety-nine. Together they give us an extraordinary panorama of American life and work throughout this century and underscore the ways in which the times have changed.
Coming of Age is also, in many ways, a sequel to Terkel's acclaimed Working (1974), for it traces the extraordinary ways our working lives have changed in the past few decades - often beyond recognition. We meet politicians and preachers, advertising men and hucksters. Here is the partner in a large law firm, suing the colleagues who have forced him out; here, too, is the carpenter, accepting as inevitable the replacement of his skilled tasks by machine. But this is not a group of disgruntled Luddites; most accept - indeed welcome - the new technologies, yet they all deplore the degree to which human contact has declined and how traditional hopes and aspirations have been superseded by the often ruthless demands of the modern corporation.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the transformations in vocation and lifestyle in America during the twentieth century through the experiences of a very diverse group of elderly men and women

Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Norton, c1995.
ISBN: 9781565842847
1565842847
Branch Call Number: 305.26 TER
Characteristics: xxvi, 468 p. ; 24 cm.

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