U.s. History - Depression and New Deal 1929-1938
Traitor to His Class
The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Paperback ISBN: 0307277941
A best-selling biography of the life and career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt draws on archival materials, public speeches, interviews with family and colleagues, and personal correspondence to examine his political leadership and legacy. Reprint. A Washington Post Best Book of the Year.
The Worst Hard Time
The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Paperback ISBN: 0618773479
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist brings together an oral history of the American Dust Bowl that devastated the Great Plains during the Great Depression, following several families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region and their desperate struggle to persevere despite the devastation. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
The Great Crash, 1929
Paperback ISBN: 0547248164
Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said: "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Originally published in 1955, Galbraith's book has risen once again as Americans look for perspective on the current global financial crisis. This new edition will be published on the 80th anniversary of the Great Crash with a new introduction by the author's son, economist, James K. Galbraith. He is the author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.
The Unknown Story of the Intimate Friendship Between Franklin Roosevelt and Margaret Suckley
Paperback ISBN: 1439103143
An account based on Margaret Suckley's private diary reveals her close and loving relationship with the thirty-second president while offering unique insights into his character, his private struggles with his disability and failing health, and his wartime decisions. Reprint.
No Ordinary Time
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : The Homefront in World War II
Hardcover ISBN: 0671642405
A biography of Eleanor Roosevelt and an intimate look at those residing in the White House during the war years shows how Eleanor and Franklin together turned a country deep in depression into a militarily strong and economically healthy nation. 125,000 first printing. Tour.
Dancing in the Dark
A Cultural History of the Great Depression
Hardcover ISBN: 0393072258
A cultural history of the 1930s by the author of Gates of Eden explores the anxiety, despair, and optimism of the period while evaluating such factors as the Dust Bowl migrations, "screwball comedy," and swing band music to evaluate how period culture provided a dynamic lift to the country's morale.
The Defining Moment
FDR's Hundred Days And the Triumph of Hope
Paperback ISBN: 0743246012
An analysis of the four-term president's famous "fear itself" speech evaluates how FDR transformed his office and revitalized American morale throughout the first 100 days of his presidency, in an account that cites the contributions of his family members, advisors, and fellow polio survivors. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Forgotten Man
A New History of the Great Depression
Paperback ISBN: 0060936428
A reinterpretation of the Great Depression seeks to demonstrate how the failures of Hoover and Roosevelt to understand the prosperity of the 1920s directly contributed to massive national burdens that marginalized everyday citizens, in an account that shares the survival stories of lesser-known historical figures from the period. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.