Just a note to thank readers for coming to the amazon Amity Shlaes site! Some people have asked what I am recommending for additional reading on the Great Depression and the current time. One book is my CFR colleague Benn Steil's forthcoming "Money, Markets, and Sovereignty." Must reading if you want to know what might or even will happen to the dollar. I also like "The Venturesome Economy" by Amar Bhide. Innovation seems to be the one thing we are forgetting in the current plans to revive the economy.
Hardest to get but key to just about everything is "Government Project," an early 1950s book by Edward C. Banfield.