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Since Yesterday : The 1930's in America, September 3, 1929--September 3, 1939
Since Yesterday The 1930's in America September 3 1929--September 3 1939 Author:Frederick Lewis Allen In this sequel to ONLY YESTERDAY, Frederick Lewis Allen, the eminent social historian, tells the sometimes uproarious, always fascinating story of what went on in America during the ninteen-thirties. Here are the days of "Prosperity Is Just Around the Corner,"the New Deal,technocracy,Mae West,the Lindbergh kidnapping, Benny Goodman and the jitte... more »rbugs, Bobby Jones, Babe Ruth, Repeal, NRA, the bitterly fought Roosevelt-Landon campaign, Huey Long, Dillinger and the G-men. "Vastly entertaining", wrote The Atlantic. "The spectacle reproduced will never be surpassed."
Allen combines an eye for the significant trivia of everyday existence with a facility for neatly dissecting the political monoliths of the era, in this panorama of the thirties, subtitled The 1930's in America. Whether discussing the varieties of bathtub gin or elucidating Keynesian economics, Allen displays, in the words of Edward Weeks of The Atlantic, "a talent for terse and telling resume which is the envy of any historian."« less