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Terkel, Studs. STUDS TERKEL: CHICAGO. New York City, NY: Pantheon, 1986. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 148 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's eighth book. One of Studs Terkels' finest achievements. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A lovely production by Susan Mitchell: Small-size volume format. Pale gray hard boards with purple cloth overboards and metallic-silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Text by Studs Terkel. Photographs by various contributors. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Studs Terkel's valentine to his beloved city, in which he has spent virtually his whole life, firmly rooted in place, and sought out by America's (and the world's) greatest writers, artists, and statesmen. Compared to his other massive books, this is a slim volume, and one of very few in which the great writer speaks in his own voice. "A prose poem, full of vitality that is Studs' and this astounding city's. Not since Nelson Algren's 'Chicago: City on the Make' has there been so succinct, emotionally gratifying, and valuable a work, a truly graphic kaleidoscope of the city that has so importantly helped to nurture Terkel's genius, and which he in turn, has nurtured" (Herman Kogan). Lavishly illustrated with some of the most stunning black-and-white photographs of the city by Stephen Deutch, Archie Lieberman, Marc PoKempner, Art Shay, and Richard Younker, among other great Chicago-based photographers. Studs Terkel died on October 31, 2008 at the age of 96, yet another American icon who will not be replaced. A gem, this is a "must-have" title for Studs Terkel collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings. This is one of very few copies of the true First Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Most copies available online have major flaws. A rare copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1985 for "The Good War". One of the greatest American writers of the 20th century and a national treasure. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STUDS TERKEL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394553373. $200.00

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