''A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism.'' --Chicago Daily Tribune
''A style that is verve itself . . . Besides telling the story of the bull market in fine perspective, Mr. Allen presents the first coherent account that we have seen of the oil scandals that will eventually make the Harding regime match that of President Grant's and the Crédit Mobilier story in the history books of the future.'' --New York Times
''(Narrator) Grover Gardner's reading, with its slightly ironic tone, is effective as he describes the post World War I decade . . . The quality of the sound is excellent, and the reading is well paced and clear.'' --Library Journal
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From the Publisher
Originally published in 1931, soon after the era ended, this preprinted edition is still considered a classical account of the 1920s. Beginning with the end of World War I (November 11, 1918) on through to the stock market crash on November 12, 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression, the author provides a well-written history of the times. Some of the events of the day included are: Al Capone and Prohibition, scandals surrounding then president Harding, growth of the automobile industry, the first radio, and the "scandalous" rise of skirt hemlines.
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