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His writing style is lively, with a keen ability to capture the essence of broad historical trends.
I don't know that the book offers much guidance about what will happen next for us in 2002, but it does teach a powerful lesson about the ways that history repeats.
This history book is written in a pleasant, authoritative but laid-back manner that makes it a particularly enjoyable read.
Rather than a lecture by a history professor, this is like a conversation with your grandfather on what America was like back in "the good ol' days. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dallas
Allen did an outstanding job with this social history of the 1929's. This book today is recognized as a classic and recommended reading for graduate students and laymen alike.Published 2 months ago by Leo Caisse
Paralells with 'The Great Recession' are telling; especially the chapter 'Home, Sweet Florida.'Published 2 months ago by history_law_politics
This is one of the best social histories of an incredible and interesting decade. It is both well written and engaging, and is full of wonderful stories. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathleen Rindfusz
A fantastic perspective on the 1920's written in 1930. So much history is written so long after the fact you have to wonder if it was really that way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Don Fosen
Very worthwhile reading. I always 'think' that I know history until I come across a book such as Only Yesterday. It is well written, concise and revealing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charles J. Budde
Fascinating and informative, chock full of detail. An intimate look at the 1920's -- everything from Coolidge and Harding to prohibition and Al Capone -- from Tea Pot Dome to sex... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
whole series is excellent reading. Follet does good job blending historical eras into interesting reading.Published 5 months ago by arthur j holman