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

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

Label
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
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
973.91/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The forgotten man : a new history of the Great Depression, Amity Shlaes
Publication
Note
"With a new afterword"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-438) and index
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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
000043387104
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed
Extent
xxii, 468 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060936426
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports, facsim.
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.b23222566
System control number
  • mdb23222566
  • (OCoLC)179807212

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