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War, Peace, and All That Jazz: A History of US Volume 9by Joy Hakim
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From woman's suffrage to Babe Ruth's home runs, from Louis Armstrong's jazz to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's four presidential terms, from the finale of one world war to the dramatic close of the second, War, Peace, and All That Jazz presents the story of some of the most exciting years in U.S. history. With the end of World War I, many Americans decided to live it up, going to movies, driving cars, and cheering baseball games a plenty. But alongside this post-WWI spree was high unemployment, hard times for farmers, ever-present racism, and, finally, the Depression, the worst economic disaster in U.S. history, flip-flopping the nation from prosperity to scarcity. Along came one of our country's greatest leaders, F.D.R., who promised a New Deal, gave Americans hope, and then saw them through the horrors and victories of World War II. These three decades — full of optimism and despair, progress and Depression, and, of course, War, Peace, and All That Jazz — forever changed the United States.
From women's suffrage to Babe Ruth's home runs to Franklin Delano Roosevelt'sfour presidential terms, this volume in the History of US series presents thestory of three decades that forever changed the United States.
Model T's, woodframe airplanes, radios, Prohibition, the Roaring Twenties, jazz, flappers, Babe Ruth, the Depression, and the two World Wars--all in a thirty-year span.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-205) and index.
Table of Contents
War and the start of a new century — War's end — Fourteen points — Another kind of war — Prohibition amendment — Mom, did you vote? — Red scare — Soft-hearted Harding — Silent Cal and the roaring twenties — Feature-Monkey's on trial — Everyone's hero — Only the ball was white — American music — Feature-Rhapsodies in red, white, and blue — Feature-Hooray for Hollywood! — Hubba, hubba, hubble — Space's pioneer — Lone eagle — Prosperity balloon — Getting rich quickly — Down and out — Economic disaster — Boy who loved history — How about this? — Lonely little girl — First lady of the world — Handicap or character builder? — Candidate Roosevelt — President Roosevelt — Twentieth-century monsters — Final solution — Feature-Arrival in Auschwitz — War and the scientists — Fighting wolves — Pearl Harbor — Taking sides — World War — Two-front war — Forgetting the constitution — Hot island — Axing the Axis — Feature-end of the road — Going for D-Day — Wartime diary — April in Georgia — President HST — Final journey — Day by day — Little boy — Peace — Picturing history.
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