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The Hungry Years: A Narrative History of the Great Depression in America

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Synopsis:

The acclaimed author of Righteous Pilgrim delivers this dramatic account of the Great Depression as seen by those who lived through it. Less concerned with the power brokers in Washington than with the daily struggles of ordinary people at the grass roots, The Hungry Years draws on little-known oral histories, memoirs, local press, and scholarly monographs to capture the voices of Americans in a time of unprecedented crisis. The result is narrative history at its best: a comprehensive single volume that traces the stages of the disaster chronologically without losing touch with the wounds it inflicted or the ways people responded. Humane and compassionate, historically sound, full of story and anecdote, The Hungry Years puts the reader at the very heart of the maelstrom that was the American Depression.

About the Author

T. H. Watkins's Righteous Pilgrim (Henry Holt, 1991) won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critic's Circle Award. It was named a Best Book by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe. Watkins holds the Stegner Chair at Montana State University in Bozeman.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805016758
Subtitle:
America in an Age of Crisis, 1929-1939
Foreword:
Watkins, T. H.
Author:
Watkins, T. H.
Author:
Watkins, T. H.
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1918-1932.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19991007
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 bandw photographs
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.35 in 1.14 lb

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The acclaimed author of Righteous Pilgrim delivers this dramatic account of the Great Depression as seen by those who lived through it. Less concerned with the power brokers in Washington than with the daily struggles of ordinary people at the grass roots, The Hungry Years draws on little-known oral histories, memoirs, local press, and scholarly monographs to capture the voices of Americans in a time of unprecedented crisis. The result is narrative history at its best: a comprehensive single volume that traces the stages of the disaster chronologically without losing touch with the wounds it inflicted or the ways people responded. Humane and compassionate, historically sound, full of story and anecdote, The Hungry Years puts the reader at the very heart of the maelstrom that was the American Depression.

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