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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression


Challenging conventional history, Amity Shlaes offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression that devastated America in the early part ... Show synopsis

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by zorus c on Jan 17, 2013

I'd been thinking, as I neared the end of the book, how/where/to whom...what I could do or say, as tongue-tied as I am, to adequately express my enthusiasm that steadily increased as I approached the end of the could I adequately/properly express the gratitude/ respect, etc, etc, etc that ... More


The Great Depression: A Second Look

by ravewing on Jan 27, 2011

An excellently written, comprehensively documented history of the period opening up new vistas for thought and reflection. The author has succeeded beyond expectation to both hold the reader's interest and supply vital information often lacing in other studies of the period. More



by Mela on Apr 1, 2010

This is an EXCELLENT BOOK for anyone loving history or wanting to learn more about it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it!!! I'm a history buff and I learned a LOt. More

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An Amity-ville lore

by Ron Townsend on Jul 28, 2008

I am reading this book and I don't think it totally debunks FDR. Afterall his CCC made work out of nothing at all and producing 3 billion trees. Ms. Shlaes word for it was make-work which she saw as no real work at all. I disagree with that thought. For instance I go into a Starbucks during a lull in ... More


Forgotten man

by depressionchild on Sep 13, 2007

As a child of the depression, many painful and not so painful memories were refreshed. Many of the insights expessed so well by the aurthor and their documentation were things I knew from childhood but could not debate due to the lack of documented facts at my disposal. Unfortunately, many of today's ... More

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