- Paperback: 338 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Perennial Classics ed edition (June 29, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060956658
- ISBN-13: 978-0060956653
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 181 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s Perennial Classics ed Edition
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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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I will remember events, people and places in this book long after I am done reading it (for a college class) simply because of the way the author seems to be talking directly to you.
It is as if you are just sitting down for dinner, or a chat, and he's laying out the 1920's to you because you asked.
I am throughly impressed with this book and I am glad my Professor exposed me to it. I recommend it to anyone who has ever wondered what the "Roaring 20's" were all about.
This is your book. This is your guy. He wasn't writing history, he was writing common sense observations that most informed folks would have concurred with. History if full of sheer garbage, written to justify a political meme that historians and political scientists seem to want to write. This book debunks many Great Depression and Roaring Twenties myths popularized in college textbooks over the past seventy years, but best of all, sheds light and fills in the blanks on what smart guys thought while living during those times.
Forget what you were told about the Great Depression and the New Deal. Open your mind to a contemporary presentation well written and rethink what you thought you knew. This book reminds us why it is good to have an open mind.
You know the liberal mantra taught since WWII about this era - now get the fuller picture to round it all out!