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Very detailed and long discussion of some aspects of the Great Depression that have not been covered elswhere..some of it seems redundant and too wordy but generally interestingPublished 2 months ago by Diane Middleton
Very promising title and publicity. The book, alas, is very thin on facts, very long on digressions and navel gazing on and about minuscule groups in NY or DC for the period, empty... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Francois Lacasse
Dancing in the Dark has a couple of flaws, keeping it from a 5 star rating. The first flaw is the author states the cause of the Great Depression to have been the 1929 stockmarket... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David S. Wellhauser
Excellent book on the cultural background of the Great Depression. Anyone familiar with the political and social story will find his understanding enhanced by this book. Read morePublished 14 months ago by RJR
One of the better social histories of the 1930s--accessible and accurate, written well and (evidently) well-researched.Published 15 months ago by W. Rossiter
This is a genuis presentation of the proletariat literature (and other art forms) of the American Depression years. Read morePublished 15 months ago by planosue
A fun fascinating read. This book presents a new way to look at the depression era. History teachers focus on politics and economics; Dickstein, on the other hand, presents the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by D
I'm about half way through this book. It reminds me of digging for clams with bare feet. Most of the time your in sandy muck, but once in a while you get a clam. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Peter Javsicas