- Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (June 12, 2006)
- ASIN: 0935723072
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (573 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,705,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It had a very different perspective on the depression and the economic policies of FDR.
The Forgotten Man is a great read for someone who wants to know what led to the Great Depression and what actions were taken to make the situation better.
At times, a bit tedious, it explores (with a bit too much detail for me) many of the minor characters and all their machinations.
Thank you, Amity Shlaes for a welcome correction to the long-accepted myth that the New Deal was the great solution to the Depression, and that the Depression was somehow a failure... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Justin L. Hohn
Here's a little bit of delightful literature for those of you who might be wondering if FDR maybe wasn't quite what America needed after 1929. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Thor Albro
Very informative and well-written history of an important period of American time.Published 8 days ago by C. Summers
I purchased the volume, half expecting it to be a conservative diatribe against FDR. Instead I discovered a superbly written, magnificent history, giving much background left... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Locksley - lover of truth
Good information, but the story really did not flow. Some references were pretty obscure. The story of the TVA and Wendell Willkie's role was really well told.Published 17 days ago by Lloyd Matson
The book seems to have been aborted when 2/3 through the subject matter. It is a listing of facts without a thesis. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer