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By Studs Terkel

First released in 1970, Studs Terkel’s bestselling Hard Times has been known as “a large anthem in compliment of the yankee spirit” (Saturday Review) and “an beneficial record” (The long island Times). together with his trademark grace and compassion, Terkel conjures up a mosaic of thoughts from those that have been richest to people who have been destitute: politicians, businessmen, artists and writers, racketeers, speakeasy operators, strikers, impoverished farmers, those that have been simply young children, and those that be mindful wasting a fortune.

Now, in a good-looking new illustrated version, a variety of Studs’s unforgettable interviews are complemented through pictures from one other wealthy documentary trove of the melancholy adventure: Farm safety management photos from the Library of Congress. Interspersed during the textual content of Hard Times, those breathtaking images by way of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Jack Delano, and others extend the human scope of the voices captured within the booklet, including a brand new size to Terkel’s incomparable quantity. Hard Times is the appropriate creation to Terkel’s paintings for brand new readers, in addition to a stunning new addition to any Terkel library.

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51 The US Army Corps of Engineers at Vicksburg also modeled the breakwater with great precision as to water-wave and tidal actions under various storm conditions. Seasonal aspects were considered. It was usual for the wave actions to be less pronounced in the summer months, so a time window came into play for the construction of the detached breakwater. ) The model study without the breakwater shows wave-tidal action definitely entering the channel entrance and proceeding directly into the marina main channel.

Marina waters were placid while the detached breakwater was being built. There was plenty of room for boats to enter and leave the harbor, as seen here in 1963. ) In this 1963 photograph, the baffle from the east side of the main channel can be seen jutting out of the riprap just below the residential Villa Venetia apartment buildings, under construction at the end of Fiji Way. The undeveloped areas beyond Villa Venetia are Ballona Wetlands, now a protected habitat. On the right is Ballona Creek.

Oil derricks are visible in the background. Most of them are no longer producing wells, and they will be removed as dredging and seawall construction progresses. ) Seen here in 1960, the concrete reinforced bulkhead is complete in this section. The dirt materials are ready to be dredged. The natural sea level of the seeping water table is evident. Rock riprap has been poured at the base of the bulkhead to strengthen and mitigate wave action against the seawall. ) 30 As the trenching for the seawalls continues, the pile driver sinks 30-foot piles to reinforce the bulkheads at each basin.

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