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The forgotten man : a new history of the Great Depression, Amity Shlaes

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The forgotten man : a new history of the Great Depression
Title
The forgotten man
Title remainder
a new history of the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Amity Shlaes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through brave leadership they helped establish the steadfast character we developed as a nation. Shlaes also traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers themselves as they discovered their errors. She shows how both Hoover and Roosevelt failed to understand the prosperity of the 1920s and heaped massive burdens on the country that more than offset the benefit of New Deal programs. The real question about the Depression, she argues, is not whether Roosevelt ended it--it is why it lasted so long.--From publisher description
Summary
A reinterpretation of the Great Depression seeks to demonstrate how the failures of Hoover and Roosevelt to understand the prosperity of the 1920s directly contributed to massive national burdens that marginalized everyday citizens, in an account that shares the survival stories of lesser-known historical figures from the period
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
223447
Cataloging source
OCO
Dewey number
973.916
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a new history of the Great Depression
Label
The forgotten man : a new history of the Great Depression, Amity Shlaes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-438) and index
Contents
Cast of characters -- Timeline -- Introduction -- 1. The beneficent hand -- 2. The junket -- 3. The accident -- 4. The hour of the vallar -- 5. The experimenter -- 6. A river utopia -- 7. A year of prosecutions -- 8. The chicken verses the eagle -- 9. Roosevelt's wager -- 10. Mellon's gift -- 11. Roosevelt's revolution -- 12. The man in the Brooks Brothers shirt -- 13. Black Tuesday, again -- 14. "Brace up, America" -- 15. Willkie's wager -- Coda -- Afterword to the paperback edition
Control code
5052837
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xxii, 468 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060936426
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008298370
Other physical details
ill., ports., facsim.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn179807212
  • (OCoLC)179807212
Label
The forgotten man : a new history of the Great Depression, Amity Shlaes
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-438) and index
Contents
Cast of characters -- Timeline -- Introduction -- 1. The beneficent hand -- 2. The junket -- 3. The accident -- 4. The hour of the vallar -- 5. The experimenter -- 6. A river utopia -- 7. A year of prosecutions -- 8. The chicken verses the eagle -- 9. Roosevelt's wager -- 10. Mellon's gift -- 11. Roosevelt's revolution -- 12. The man in the Brooks Brothers shirt -- 13. Black Tuesday, again -- 14. "Brace up, America" -- 15. Willkie's wager -- Coda -- Afterword to the paperback edition
Control code
5052837
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xxii, 468 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060936426
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008298370
Other physical details
ill., ports., facsim.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn179807212
  • (OCoLC)179807212

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