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The Roaring Twenties

A Captivating Guide to a Period of Dramatic Social and Political Change, a False Sense of Prosperity, and Its Impact on the Great Depression
Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: History, 20th Century
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Explore the Captivating History of the Roaring Twenties 

Few decades capture the imagination like the 1920s. Like so many good stories, it got its start from a time of great turmoil and ended in a dramatic fashion. What happened between 1920 and 1929 has passed beyond history and has become legend. 

The lessons of the 1920s are still relevant today. Many of the debates and issues of the era are still part of the national conversation. Economic policies, consumer behaviors and mass culture of the 1920s are reflected in our culture almost 100 years later. 

By understanding the past, we can better prepare for the future, and this new Captivating History audiobook is all about giving you that knowledge. 

This audiobook includes topics such as: 

  • World War One and the 1920s
  • Fear of the Other
  • Old Causes Finishing Business
  • The Cost of Prohibition
  • A New World
  • African Americans
  • Politics and Policies
  • How Did It All End?
  • And much, much more!
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An good era to remember.


The writer does a good job of deliberating the period of the 1920s while at the same time focusing on a few characters to the times they lived in: movie stars, politicians, musicians, businessmen, writers, etc.

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Look back into the history of 20's.

I'm still absorbing this information. Since this was before my time, even though I'm a senior citizen, there is much to learn and understand about this time period in America. It's a wonder we survived it!

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A blend of tales for seekers.

It helps explain which events impacted long term changes in society and culture in the US. If you're a scholar and looking for some heavier reading, this isn't for you, but if you're just someone who wants to get a better understanding of just how transformation the era was, this will do the trick.

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Research filled with amazing facts.

Really good book and the style of writing is exceptional. Easy read for historians and rigs looking for a book on the 20s that attempts to cover everything.

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Anything Goes is a Terrific History of the 1920s.

For anyone interested in the history of the Roaring Twenties, the author Goes is a treat. The writing team illuminates the important facts from the decade with a fresh perspective and fresh information. Their research is filled with amazing facts generally not reported and her writing style is accessible and illuminating. This book was a treat!

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This is excellent, very enjoyable.

I enthusiastically recommend Captivating History's Anything Goes: The Roaring Twenties, a captivating guide to a period of dramatic social and political change, a false sense of prosperity, and Its impact on the great depression. To take advantage of listening to the book as a doorway into the twenties, I recommend going online to YouTube and watching the many videos of events, people, music, film and much more that is readily available.


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A Doorway Into the Roaring Twenties.

This is excellent, very enjoyable survey of the 1920's in America. Yes, it is a history of the twenties, but much more. The writing style draws the reader in, allowing him or her to "experience" the period and better understand why it is known as the "roaring twenties."

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A Bravo effort.

As a final point! This is somewhat a Bibliography! I've lamented the lack of one of these in every installment in this series. Now we finally get one -- it's not long, but it's robust enough to equip someone to start looking into the topic in more depth on their own.

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Readers are in for a treat.

The audible was fairly clean, too, with few profanities and on-the-page violence. The author really captured the flavor of the times. I'd highly recommend this for someone who enjoys secular suspense and mystery. This book has already won an award.

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Look at the decade of excess.

The Roaring Twenties are frequently considered one of the more exciting periods of American history -- it's right there in the name after all. The cultural, economic and political changes that characterize this decade are the fodder for all sorts of reflection and analysis

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  • Ilias de Rooij
  • 09-14-18

Indeed a roared 20's.

That is not to take anything away from the research and presentation that the author brings to this book. The decade is sporadically covered, but it’s quite difficult to give an in-depth review of 10 years in a bit over 2 hours and 4 minutes. Within the constraints faced by the author, the book has turned out very well indeed.

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  • Samantha Lewis
  • 09-14-18

How and why the 20s roared...

This is a book that gives the casual reader a snapshot of the decade of the 1920s throughout the different chapters which dal with specific people or topics. I was amazed, and shocked, at the self-indulgent hedonism that prevailed during that time, although I think I should not have been, for it is been very well covered by many books.

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  • Tia Jackson
  • 09-14-18

A fun history, an interesting read.

The book is only 2 hours and 4 minutes long and the title Anything Goes pretty much describes the era of Wonderful Nonsense that took place. But it includes a great deal of information regarding the individuals and incidents that made up this decade in America's history.

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  • Fredrik Eklund
  • 09-14-18

It is Roaring, really.

I was enlightened and saddened and entertained by turns. The author knows how to make events come alive; she knows how to tell a story well. I read it from cover to cover, including the author's notes at the end.

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  • Tisha H. Curtis
  • 09-10-18

This is a great and informative introduction.

This is a great and informative introduction to this time period. I love the hourly history books. They are packed with information without all the fluff. If you want an introduction to this time period . . . this is the place to begin.