Search Results: "Susan Neiburg Terkel"


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UNDERSTANDING CHILD CUSTODY by Susan Neiburg Terkel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

"Bibliography; resources; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
An entry in the ``Venture'' series that, in its comprehensive treatment of options, will be equally helpful to teens and to their parents. Read full book review >

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ETHICS by Susan Neiburg Terkel
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Glossary; bibliography; notes; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
While purporting to lay out the components of moral decision- making for teens, the author of Should Drugs Be Legalized? (1990) occasionally confuses heroism with ethics. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE POWER by Susan Neiburg Terkel
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The book is easy to understand but not simplistic; straightforward without being cynical; informative and, yes, inspiring. (b&w photos, not seen, notes, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In this well-crafted introductory guide, subtitled ``A Look at Nonviolent Action and Defense,'' Terkel (Colonial American Medicine, 1993, etc.) takes on the loaded issue of ``people power,'' or nonviolent protest. Read full book review >

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COLONIAL AMERICAN MEDICINE by Susan Neiburg Terkel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"B&w illustrations; appendix; source notes; glossary; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Medical practice in early America could be torture: Washington succumbed after blistering, purging, and having half his blood removed, the best care in an era ``marked by ignorant theories, ineffective treatments, a scarcity of trained physicians, poor sanitation, and frightening epidemics.'' Meanwhile, knowledge of anatomy and the causes of disease were minimal (as one doctor observed, ``it is better to let nature...take her course than to trust to the honesty and sagacity of the practitioner''). Read full book review >

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Released: April 15, 1970

"Otherwise, a very rewarding excursion down rocky memory lanes."
A tape marathon of the Depression days, edited by a Chicago radio man who employed the same approach with considerable success in a portrait of his city and its ills called Division Street: America (1967), This "attempt to get the story of the holocaust. . . from an improvised battalion of survivors" is quite effective too; the subject is eminently suited to the technique of oral history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"These interviews pay stirring tribute to 'living repositories of our past, our history."
Chicago radio legend and oral historian Terkel (Race, 1992, etc.), himself an active octogenarian, leads a chorus of 68 senior citizens who vow not to go gentle into that good night. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 30, 1980

"Interesting passages, though no lingering melody."
Terkel off and interviewing again. Read full book review >

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GIANTS OF JAZZ by Studs Terkel
Released: Sept. 9, 1957

"Strong interest, infectiously communicated."
The jazz idiom and the men who nurtured and fostered its development are considered here in the brief biographies of 12 jazz greats, related with contagious enthusiasm by disk-jockey and folk record critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, Studs Terkel. Read full book review >

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GREAT DIVIDE by Studs Terkel
Released: Oct. 3, 1988

"Like previous Terkel surveys, this leaves a great deal of chaff with the sociological wheat—but, because of the urgency and immediacy of its theme, it's one of the author's most successful offerings since The Good War."
Terkel returns once again to his "oral history" format to investigate what he describes as "the deepening chasm [in today's American society] between the haves—and have-somewhats—and the have-nots." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 1984

"What is inescapable, though, is the recognition of war as brutal, and brutalizing; the reservations about 'the Good War' utterable only in Vietnam-and-after retrospect."
In World War II memories, Terkel has found a great, untold story—with fore-shadowings of Vietnam and aftershocks of atomic warfare. Read full book review >

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TOUCH AND GO by Studs Terkel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"History from a highly personal point of view, by one who has helped make it."
The father of popular oral history turns 95 and finally turns the microphone on himself to craft an emotionally charged (but never sentimental), politically charged (but never formulaic) and energy-charged account of his days. Read full book review >