In this span between armistice and depression, Americans were kicking up their heels, but they were also bringing about major changes in the social and political structure of their country. Only Yesterday is a fond, witty, penetrating biography of this restless decade, a delightful reminiscence for those who can remember and a fascinating firsthand look for those who've only heard.
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In this panorama, subtitled The 1930s in America, Frederick Lewis Allen combines an eye for the significant trivia of everyday existence with a facility for neatly dissecting the political monoliths of the era. Whether discussing the varieties of bathtub gin or elucidating Keynesian economics, Allen displays, in the words of Edward Weeks of The Atlantic, "a talent for terse and telling resume which is the envy of any historian."
"A Solid View of 1930s America"
The urge to merge: Chase has announced plans to swallow J.P. Morgan. It's just the latest in banking mergers. But who was J.P. Morgan? Listen to The Great Pierpont Morgan, the story of the man who formed the first billion dollar corporation in the world, and you'll know.