U.s. History - Depression and New Deal 1929-1938
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.
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 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.
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.
Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
Paperback ISBN: 0553384244
An evocative memoir of growing up in the heart of the Midwest during the Great Depression describes life on her grandparents' Iowa farm, a time of endless work, resourcefulness, no tolerance for idleness or waste, family, and kinship, in a volume that includes recipes and how-to's for everything from no-fail wart-removal spells to skinning a rabbit. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
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.