I pride myself as a economic theory geek, but this was beyond anyone's ability to digest. The first two chapters simply dont contain any events, characters or real life facts. Instead, a robotic voice tells you the relationship between the savings curb and the investment curb in a deflationary environment. Then a lot of these dry axioms are repeated in different words 2-3 times, as if the author is struggling to fill up time.
All these theories are presented as gospel, no point and counterpoint, and there are no real life examples of how they apply.
About one third in the book, you start getting characters, presidents from the 30ties and other officials. The same theories start repeating, but now there are some events and people put them in practice.
A very strange book, I just could not bear it...
If you supported Ron Paul then this is the book for you otherwise skip this one and read (The Global Impact of the Great Depression, 1929-1939) it is A far better book and does not seek to make the U.S. Government out to be the Great Satan.
While this work was loaded with useful and interesting facts regarding the Great Depression, it was too obviously written with the specific purpose of blaming the government for the entire problem. I found this a useful read for background information but, as a guide to actions to prevent a re-occurrence, the bias just oozed out and cast doubt over all of the conclusions.