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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920's
Only Yesterday An Informal History of the 1920's
Author: Frederick Lewis Allen
ISBN-13: 9780060956653
ISBN-10: 0060956658
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 312
Rating:
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3.8 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Perennial Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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This is an interesting book about the 1920's.
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A pefectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism. Prohibition. Al Capone. The President Harding scandals. The revolution of manners and morals. Black Tuesday. These are only an inkling of the events and figures characterizing the wild, tumultuous era that was the Roaring Twenties. Frederick Lewis Allen provides a vivid and definitive account of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating decades. Chronicling a time of both joy and terror when dizzying highs were quickly succeeded by heartbreaking lows.
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Prohibition. Al Capone. The President Harding scandals. The revolution of manners and morals, Black Teusday. These are only an inkling of the events and figures characterizing the wild, tumultuous era that was the Roaring Twentys. Origionaly published in 1931, Only Yesterday traces the rise if post-World War I prospecritly up tothe Wall Street crash of 1929 aganst the colorful backdropof flappers, speakeasies, the first radio, and the scandalous rise of skirt hemlines. Hailed as an instant classic, this is Frederick Lewis Allen's vivid and definitive account of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating decades, chronicling a time of both joy and terror--when dizzing highs were quickly succeeded by heartbreaking lows.