Grolier's six-volume history of the Great Depression divides the era into broad themes: "Boom and Bust," "Roosevelt's First Term," "Countryside and City," "Political Tensions," "U.S. Society," and "The War Years and Economic Boom." Each volume examines its theme chronologically, presenting events, ideas, and personalities in straightforward but sophisticated text. Sidebars on important details and profuse illustrations including both standard Depression images and less well known pictures enhance the text. This set takes a comprehensive and critical look at America from the turn of the century to the end of World War II. Detailed coverage of opposition to Roosevelt, minorities, labor unions, popular culture and foreign affairs all complement the thorough examination of FDR and the New Deal. The index allows Depression America to be used for quick reference as well. Recommended for secondary school and public libraries. Duncan Stewart, State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.