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The Forgotten Man By Amity Shlaes

The Forgotten Man
by Amity Shlaes

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Offers a reinterpretation of the Great Depression. This title shows how both Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt failed to understand the prosperity of the 1920s and heaped burdens on the country that more than offset the benefit of New Deal programs. It traces the agony of the New Dealers themselves.
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The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes

Challenging conventional history, Amity Shlaes offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She shows how both Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt failed to understand the prosperity of the 1920s and heaped massive burdens on the country that more than offset the benefit of New Deal programs. From 1929 to 1940, federal intervention helped to make the Depression great by forgetting the men and women who sought to help themselves. In this illuminating work of history, Shlaes follows the struggles of those now forgotten people, from a family of butchers in Brooklyn who dealt a stunning blow to the New Deal, to Bill W., who founded Alcoholics Anonymous, and Father Divine, a black cult leader. She takes a fresh look at the great scapegoats of the period, from Andrew Mellon to Sam Insull of Chicago. Finally, she traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers themselves. Authoritative, original, and utterly engrossing, "The Forgotten Man" reveals how those dark years shaped both current political challenges and the strong national character that helps Americans to confront them.

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The Forgotten Man is an incisive and controversial history of the Great Depression that challenges much of the received wisdom. --Harold Evans, author of The American Century and They Made America
Amity Shlaes is among the most brilliant of the young writers who are transforming American financial journalism. --Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times
Shlaes s account of The Great Depression goes beyond the familiar arguments of liberals and conservatives. --William Kristol, Editor of The Weekly Standard
Entertaining, illuminating, and exceedingly fair. . . . A rich, wonderfully original, and extremely textured history of an important time.--The American Spectator
Shlaes s chronicle of a fascinating era reads like a novel and brings a new perspective on political villains and heros. --Arthur Levitt
Amity Shlaes s fast-paced review of the [Depression] helps enormously in putting it all in perspective. --Paul Volcker
Americans need what Shlaes has brilliantly supplied, a fresh appraisal of what the New Deal did and did not accomplish. --George F. Will
The Forgotten Man offers an understanding of the era s politics and economics that may be unprecedented in its clarity. --Mark Helprin
"The Forgotten Man is an incisive and controversial history of the Great Depression that challenges much of the received wisdom."--Harold Evans, author of The American Century and They Made America
"Amity Shlaes is among the most brilliant of the young writers who are transforming American financial journalism."--Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times
"Amity Shlaes's fast-paced review of the [Depression] helps enormously in putting it all in perspective."--Paul Volcker
"Entertaining, illuminating, and exceedingly fair. . . . A rich, wonderfully original, and extremely textured history of an important time.--The American Spectator
"The Forgotten Man offers an understanding of the era's politics and economics that may be unprecedented in its clarity."--Mark Helprin
"Americans need what Shlaes has brilliantly supplied, a fresh appraisal of what the New Deal did and did not accomplish."--George F. Will
"Shlaes's account of The Great Depression goes beyond the familiar arguments of liberals and conservatives."--William Kristol, Editor of The Weekly Standard
"Shlaes's chronicle of a fascinating era reads like a novel and brings a new perspective on political villains and heros."--Arthur Levitt

About Amity Shlaes


Amity Shlaes is a syndicated columnist at Bloomberg and a former columnist at the Financial Times and editorial board member of the Wall Street Journal. Her writing has appeared in Fortune, The New Yorker, National Review, The New Republic, and Foreign Affairs. She is the author of The Greedy Hand. Shlaes has twice been a finalist for the Loeb Prize in commentary, and is a co-winner of the Frederic Bastiat Prize, an international prize for writing on political economy. In 2003 she was named the J.P. Morgan fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and three children.

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GOR004666052
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
Amity Shlaes
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2007-06-07
480
022406312X
9780224063128
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