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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
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While not new, this book is timely, both for its subject matter and the parallel to our own times. It shows how the times were for our parents and grandparents. It is a contemporary account that is readily accessible to today's readers. It's fair to say that this book is a classic and should be on everyone's history reading list.
Everything you may want to know about the 1930s. Since Yesterday picks up where Only Yesterday (about the 1920s) left off. The Great Depression makes this decade depressing. Herbert Hoover worked unceasingly to get America back on track, but the depression was beyond his control. FDR's administration ridiculed him, but then acted the same way. Among the tidbits: a boom in miniature golf; increased library circulation as people tried to understand the times; with servants dismissed, wives who had never done their own work were now cooking and scrubbing; people stayed in school because there was no job waiting for them; women's styles went back to longer hems and less severe hair; the five-day work week,; the Dust Bowl caused by long-time human error, followed by floods in the east; expanding air conditioning; and Orson Welles and the War of the Worlds.