Books: Non-Fiction

“The Good War”: An Oral History of World War II

Book — Non-fiction. By Studs Terkel. 2004. 608 pages.
Interviews with over 120 people about WWII.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements

thegoodwarThe Good War, for which Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, Terkel’s subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history of World War II.” With this volume Terkel expanded his scope to the global and the historical and the result is a masterpiece of oral history. [Publisher’s description.]

ISBN: 9781565843431 | The New Press