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Studs Terkel

Louis "Studs" Terkel (born May 16, 1912) is a United States writer and broadcaster.

Terkel was born in New York City. He was educated at the University of Chicago, and has spent most of his life in Chicago, Illinois. He worked in radio, ranging from voicing soap opera productions, announcing news and sports, presenting shows of recorded music, as well as writing radio scripts and advertisments.

Terkel published his first book Giants of Jazz in 1956. He followed it with a number of other books, most focusing on the history of the USA, relying substantially on oral history.

Studs Terkel won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for his book The Good War, about World War II.



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