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Terkel's celebrated 1970 book 'Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression' represents a pinnacle of documentation of what it meant to live through the most severe economic disaster of the 20th century in America. The Great Depression topic contains a series of memorable radio programs created using Terkel's interviews for the book as well as many other programs in which Terkel's guests reflect on their or their family or friends' experiences during the Depression.