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Only Yesterday deals with that delightful decade from the Armistice in November 1918 to the panic and depression of 1929-30. Here is the story of Woodrow Wilson's defeat, the Harding scandals, the Coolidge prosperity, the revolution in manners and morals, the bull market and its smash-up. Allen's lively narrative brings back an endless variety of half-forgotten events, fashions, crazes, and absurdities. Deftly written, with a humorous touch, Only Yesterday traces, beneath the excitements of day-to-day life in the 20s, those currents in national life and thought which are the essence of true history.
A very readable history of the events beginning in 1919. The author shows Wilson to be an idealist and somewhat of a fool, which I believe is accurate. Read morePublished 2 days ago by JOEL A. ROBINSON
"Only Yesterday" has a feel of a modern day writer that climbed into a time machine, traveled back to 1919, lived 10 years in New York, then wrote this book while living in... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jim C
Good review of the main significant events and culture of this time era presented in a readable format. One felt a depth of understanding that most history books skim over.Published 12 days ago by nancy
Provided great insight of the decade and a foundation for a story i am writing.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book interesting, but annoying. The author wrote it in 1931, about the recent past, so he can't be faulted. Read morePublished 26 days ago by J. Harshbarger
We used this as a text in a seminar on "The Roaring Twenties," and it proved an excellent resource. Catherine HoyePublished 1 month ago by Catherine Hoye
A well written story of the time leading up to the great depression. A whole era I didn't know and now I do. Wonderful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Doris Blair
Part of a quite wonderful series of books on the zeitgeist of past decades. A fun break between more serious reading, so ENJOY~!Published 1 month ago by ByrdMan