The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

The American Earthquake: A Chronicle Of The Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression, And The Dawn Of The New Deal

The American Earthquake: A Chronicle Of The Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression, And The Dawn Of The New Deal Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

During a twelve-month period in 1930 and 1931, Edmund Wilson wrote a series of lengthy articles which he then collected in a book called American Jitters: A Year of the Slump. The resulting chronicle was hailed by the New York Times as "the best reporting that the period of depression has brought forth in the United States," and forms the heart of the present volume. In prose that is by turns dramatic and naturalistic, inflammatory and evocative, satirical and droll, Wilson painted an unforgettable portrait of a time when "the whole structure of American society seemed actually to be going to pieces." The American Earthquake bookends this chronicle with a collection of Wilson's non-literary articles—including criticism, reportage, and some fiction—from the years of "The Follies," 1923–1928, and the dawn of the New Deal, 1932–1934. During this period, Wilson had grown from a little-known journalist to one of the most important American literary and social critics of the century. The American Earthquake amply conveys the astonishing breadth of Wilson's talent, provides an unparalleled vision of one of the most troubling periods in American history, and, perhaps inadvertently, offers a self-portrait comparable to The Education of Henry Adams.

About the Author

Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) served on the staffs of Vanity Fair, The New Republic, and The New Yorker; his many books include I Thought of Daisy, Axel's Castle, To the Finland Station, Memoirs of Hecate County, The Shores of Light, and Patriotic Gore.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306806964
Subtitle:
A Chronicle Of The Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression, And The Dawn Of The New Deal
Other:
Wilson, Edmund
Author:
Wilson, Edmund
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Series Volume:
Bd. 1
Publication Date:
19960321
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.28x5.42x1.17 in. 1.35 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Literary History » United States » 20th Century
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to 1945

The American Earthquake: A Chronicle Of The Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression, And The Dawn Of The New Deal
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 576 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306806964 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.