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Terkel's Pulitzer Prize-winning oral history book The Good War (1984) is a cornerstone of his extensive exploration of the Second World War and radio pioneer Norman Corwin described Terkel's effort to chronicle the war: "It has the essence and cumulative force of a hundred powerful war novels." The Terkel Radio Archive contains dozens of programs that shed further light on the complexities of this still far from fully comprehended war, not only with soldiers but with survivors from Hiroshima, historians, scientists, philosopher and artists who reflect on the war’s meaning in unexpected and profound ways.

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Terkel's Pulitzer Prize-winning oral history book The Good War (1984) is a cornerstone of his extensive exploration of the Second World War.