• 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
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Too Much Political Correctness

Good review of the 20's but the continued use of the politically correct phrase 'african american' does not fit in well with a narration of the 20's, as there was no such phrase in '20's.

For example, I am a jew and it will not hurt my feelings to referenced by the slurs used for jews back in the 20's. Similarly, for a book on the Nazi party jews were referred to as 'rats'. That won't hurt my feeling either. The listener/reader needs to feel that he is back in the time period of the book, not a politically correct version of it.

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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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Rudimentary

Expected more of a deep dive. Nothing interesting about the telling of the story. Superficial.

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Good synopsis of the era.

Touched all the topics of the era for a listener that may want to go into depth on specific matters of the time.

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A good summary of the history of the 20s

A great short recap of the events leading up to and throughout the 1920s. There’s not much depth as to why the 20s turned out the way they did.

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A Really Good Summary of America in The 1920s

This is a really good summary. As an audiobook it is somewhere in the area of two hours in length. Personally I found it just long enough to have an adequate amount of detail, but not so long as to be a great commitment of time and effort, a good compromise.

The book is not overly complex and detailed. It can be read, and or listened to, and understood, by an average reader such as myself. Thank You...

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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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  • 01-11-21

Short historical account with good continuity

Brief account of the 1920's. Enjoyable due good continuity and pleasant reading voice. Last few chapters suffers from political overload but generally a good listen.

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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.