1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar

1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar

Eric Burns Hardcover, 348 pages; 2015
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Ten years, it might have been, from Prohibition to stock-market crash, but they held a century's worth of turmoil and jubilation, irrationality and intrigue, optimism and injustice.
It all began in 1920.


The 1920s may conjure images of dancing flappers and late-night jazz clubs. And, indeed, it was a thrilling time to be alive! Women won the right to vote, art and literature thrived, and hopes were high following the end of the Great War. But the nefarious side of this iconic period - including domestic terrorism, economic turmoil, and political corruption - loomed large. Eric Burns explores all the fascinating characters and events of the time, and shows how many of the darker elements of the Roaring Twenties are still growling today. (CH)

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