Touch and Go: A Memoir
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The New Press, 2008.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Studs Terkel., & Studs Terkel|AUTHOR. (2008). Touch and Go: A Memoir . The New Press.

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Studs Terkel and Studs Terkel|AUTHOR. 2008. Touch and Go: A Memoir. The New Press.

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Studs Terkel and Studs Terkel|AUTHOR. Touch and Go: A Memoir The New Press, 2008.

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Studs Terkel, and Studs Terkel|AUTHOR. Touch and Go: A Memoir The New Press, 2008.

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