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A very well-researched and worthwhile read.
There are, doubtless, more than a few scholarly histories of various aspects of the New Deal which presuppose a good amount of knowledge on the part of the reader.
We might well need something like this again in the near future to put people back to work as the U.S. sinks into an economic morass in 2009.
To understand America during the Great Depression, to understand just how bad it was and to take strength from the astonishing grit and success that everyday Americans and the team... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Michael McLeod
I was very excited to read this book, as I had seen an exhibit at the Smithsonian of fine art created as part of the WPA. Read morePublished 22 months ago by glicker
Purchased this book, short notice, for an oral report in university history. Got me over the top, as far as information, and gave me some keen insights into the WRA, and other... Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Robert T. Preston
this book is the best example of non fiction that i have read in years.mr. taylor has written an outstanding account of our nation's depression and the wpa. Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by L.I. LINDA
I recently read this book on the recommendation of a friend and am very glad I did. It reminds you that the government, for all its problems, can make the world better, and that... Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Tracy Christensen
I almost didn't make it through the introduction and first chapter. The liberal mythology about the New Deal and the Great Depression was on full display here. Read morePublished on July 19, 2010 by Joseph Somsel
This is an excellent read. Truly comphresensive. I enjoyed the insights regarding the leading individuals in both parties in the lead-up to the Depression as well as FDR's... Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by Richard Diamond
It is a stirring story about America at its best. Every word, every page, is pitch-perfect. I already knew a lot about the WPA arts, architecture and public works projects, but... Read morePublished on May 17, 2009 by Alan Z. Aiches