“A style that is verve itself.” — New York Times
“A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism.” — Chicago Daily Tribune
From Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor-in-chief of Harper’s magazine, comes a classic history of 1920s America, from the end of World War I to the stock market crash and the beginning of The Great Depression. Originally published in 1931, Only Yesterday has an exuberance and proximity to its subject—the Roaring Twenties in all its scandal and glory—that uniquely captures the feel of the era.
About the Author
Frederick Lewis Allen was born in Boston in 1890 and graduated from Harvard in 1912. He served on the editorial staffs of the Atlantic Monthly and Century magazines and was editor in chief of Harper's magazine from 1941 until his death in 1954
Table of ContentsPrelude: May, 1919.
Back to Normalcy.
The Big Red Scare.
The Revolution in Manners and Morals.
Harding and the Scandals.
The Ballyhoo Years.
The Revolt of the Highbrows.
Alcohol and Al Capone.
Home, Sweet Florida.
The Big Bull Market.