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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
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
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The forgotten man : a new history of the Great Depression/, Amity Shlaes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-433) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 464 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780066211701
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)74029445
Label
The forgotten man : a new history of the Great Depression/, Amity Shlaes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-433) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 464 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780066211701
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)74029445

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      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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