Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

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by Lucy Moore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1590204395

ISBN-13: 2901590204398

Pub. Date: 03/01/2011

Publisher: Overlook

An exhilarating portrait of the era of jazz, glamour, and gangsters from a bright young star of mainstream history writing.
The glitter of 1920s America was seductive, from jazz, flappers, and wild all- night parties to the birth of Hollywood and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under Prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous

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An exhilarating portrait of the era of jazz, glamour, and gangsters from a bright young star of mainstream history writing.
The glitter of 1920s America was seductive, from jazz, flappers, and wild all- night parties to the birth of Hollywood and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under Prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous events-the political show trials of Sacco and Vanzetti, the huge Ku Klux Klan march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue-and it produced a dizzying array of writers, musicians, and film stars, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith and Charlie Chaplin.
In Anything Goes, Lucy Moore interweaves the stories of the compelling people and events that characterized the decade to produce a gripping portrait of the Jazz Age. She reveals that the Roaring Twenties were more than just "the years between wars." It was an epoch of passion and change-an age, she observes, not unlike our own.

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ISBN-13:
2901590204398
Publisher:
Overlook
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
352

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 9

Prologue 13

1 "You Cannot Make Your Shimmy Shake on Tea" 19

2 "The Rhythm of Life" 43

3 Femme Fatale 69

4 "Five and Ten Cent Lusts and Dreams" 93

5 "My God! How the Money Rolls In" 117

6 "The Business of America Is Business" 139

7 Fear of the Foreign 161

8 The Ku Klux Klan Redux 185

9 In Exile 209

10 The New Yorker 000233

11 "Yes, We Have No Bananas Today" 253

12 The Spirit of St. Louis 271

13 The Big Fight 293

14 Crash 315

Bibliography 333

Acknowledgments 342

Index 343

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Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
reader75LL More than 1 year ago
Good history read of a somewhat rather turbulent time for the US. It appears that all societies just blossomed out and people lived there fullest each day. As history has proven prohibition was not the way to go, scandals in the government plus the meltdown of the stock market. Very interesting read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this gets 20 posts by july 27 you will win the scavenger hunt