New World Coming

New World Coming

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by Nathan Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306813793

ISBN-13: 9780306813795

Pub. Date: 07/07/2004

Publisher: Da Capo Press

The images of the 1920s have been indelibly imprinted on the American imagination-from jazz, bootleggers, flappers, talkies, the Model T Ford, Babe Ruth, and Charles Lindbergh to the fight for women's right to vote, racial injustice, and the birth of organized crime.Nathan Miller has penned the ultimate introduction to the era. Publishers Weekly calls it "an

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The images of the 1920s have been indelibly imprinted on the American imagination-from jazz, bootleggers, flappers, talkies, the Model T Ford, Babe Ruth, and Charles Lindbergh to the fight for women's right to vote, racial injustice, and the birth of organized crime.Nathan Miller has penned the ultimate introduction to the era. Publishers Weekly calls it "an excellent chronicle of that turbulent, troubled, and tempestuous decade," and Jonathan Yardley's Washington Post review proclaimed this the new classic history of the 1920s, replacing Frederick Lewis Allen's celebrated account.Using the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a backdrop, Miller describes the world of Calvin Coolidge, H. L. Mencken, Woodrow Wilson, and the Red Scare in extraordinarily accessible (and frequently witty) writing, New World Coming is destined to become the book we all turn to to recall one of the most beloved eras in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306813795
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
07/07/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
452
Sales rank:
1,094,001
Product dimensions:
1.01(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Prologue3
Chapter 1"The Personal Instrument of God"11
Chapter 2"To the Red Dawn"33
Chapter 3"We're All Real Proud of Wurr'n"61
Chapter 4"Gee, How the Money Rolls In!"81
Chapter 5"My God, This Is a Hell of a Job!"105
Chapter 6"I Thought I Could Swing It"123
Chapter 7"My Country 'Tis of Me"141
Chapter 8"Coolidge or Chaos"155
Chapter 9"We Loved Every Rattle"171
Chapter 10"A Lost Generation"199
Chapter 11"Whooping It Up for Genesis"227
Chapter 12"Runnin' Wild"253
Chapter 13"Boy, Can You Get Stucco!"273
Chapter 14Seven Against the Wall295
Chapter 15"You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet!"317
Chapter 16"The Final Triumph over Poverty"341
Chapter 17"Wall Street Lays an Egg"365
Epilogue387
Notes391
Bibliography401
Index413

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New World Coming: The 1920s and the Making of Modern America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is not only informational but a pleasure to read. The narrative style brings the reader into the 1920s in a way that entertains while instructs. A bargain for anyone interested in the whole story of those Roaring Twenties.