The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933
Houghton Mifflin, 1988 - 557 páginas
The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933, volume one of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. s Age of Roosevelt series, is the first of three books that interpret the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the early twentieth century in terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the spokesman and symbol of the period. Portraying the United States from the Great War to the Great Depression, The Crisis of the Old Order covers the Jazz Age and the rise and fall of the cult of business. For a season, prosperity seemed permanent, but the illusion came to an end when Wall Street crashed in October 1929. Public trust in the wisdom of business leadership crashed too. With a dramatist s eye for vivid detail and a scholar s respect for accuracy, Schlesinger brings to life the era that gave rise to FDR and his New Deal and changed the public face of the United States forever."
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32 Some joined the party because they craved a faith ; the party consecrated
them to a living religion . Some sought power ; the party promised them the future
. Some were idealists ; the party offered them a crusade . Some had a grudge ...
They called it Hoover Valley and scavenged for a living almost under the shadow
of the glittering , half - empty skyscrapers on their southern horizon . In Chicago ,
one out of every two workers was without a job . Municipal employees went for ...
People living on farms , he felt , at least had no fear of starvation or of losing their
jobs . Government might therefore do more to " plan a better distribution of our
population as between the larger city and the smaller country communities .
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THE CRISIS OF THE OLD ORDER: 1919-1933, The Age Of Roosevelt, Volume ICrítica de los usuarios - Kirkus
In Schlesinger's view, Roosevelt is the summation of an era in American social, political and economic life. He corresponds, in this respect, to Napoleon; anything about him, whether bearing directly ... Leer comentario completo
The crisis of the old order, 1919-1933Crítica de los usuarios - Not Available - Book Verdict
While a lot of ink has been spilled profiling FDR, Schlesinger's three-volume work remains among the best efforts. Released in the late 1950s, the trio begins with a broader overview of his early ... Leer comentario completo