Saturday, November 01, 2008

Studs Terkel Dies

I was saddened to hear about the death of Studs Terkel; a great American author. I remember reading his book Working when I was a teenager. It was a great look at working people in America and their lives. I was interested in all things American at the time even though I was Scottish-born and living in Canada. Terkel was a true champion of the working class and never failed to stand up for them when he thought they were under attack. A great loss to American historical writing. I wrote a short biography of him over at Digital Journal:

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Studs Terkel Dead at 96

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