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    • Dancing in the Dark

    • A Cultural History of the Great Depression
    • By: Morris Dickstein
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This vibrant portrait of 1930s culture masterfully explores the anxiety and hope, the despair and surprising optimism of distressed Americans during the Great Depression.

    Morris Dickstein, whom Norman Mailer called “one of our best and most distinguished critics of American literature,” has brought together a staggering range of material, from epic Dust Bowl migrations to zany screwball comedies, elegant dance musicals, wildly popular swing bands, and streamlined art deco designs.

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Gates of Eden

    • American Culture in the Sixties
    • By: Morris Dickstein
    • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Widely admired as the definitive cultural history of the 1960s, this groundbreaking work finally reappears in a new edition. The turbulent 1960s, almost from its outset, produced a dizzying display of cultural images and ideas that were as colorful as the psychedelic T-shirts that became part of its iconography. It was not, however, until Morris Dickstein's landmark Gates of Eden, first published in 1977, that we could fully grasp the impact of this raucous decade in American history as a momentous cultural epoch in its own right, as much as Jazz Age America or Weimar Germany.

    Regular price: $24.95