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American dreams, lost and found

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New York : Ballantine, 1981, c1980.
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xxvi, 515 pages ; 18 cm.
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In this unique look at one of our most pervasive national myths, Studs Terkel persuades an extraordinary range of Americans to articulate their version of "The American Dream." Beginning with an embittered winner of the Miss U.S.A. contest who sees the con behind the dream of success and including an early interview with a highly ambitious Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terkel explores the diverse landscape of the promise of the United States--from farm kids dreaming of the city to city kids determined to get out, from the Boston Brahmin to the KKK member, from newly arrived immigrants to families who have lived in this country for generations, these narratives include figures both famous and infamous. Filtered through the lens of our leading oral historian, the chorus of voices in American Dreams highlights the hopes and struggles of coming to and living in the United States. Originally published in 1980, this is a classic work of oral history that provides an extraordinary and moving picture of everyday American lives.

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Original ed.: New York : Pantheon Books, 1980.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Terkel, S. (19811980). American dreams, lost and found. New York: Ballantine.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. 19811980. American Dreams, Lost and Found. New York: Ballantine.

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Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008, American Dreams, Lost and Found. New York: Ballantine, 19811980.

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Terkel, Studs. American Dreams, Lost and Found. New York: Ballantine, 19811980. Print.

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