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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s

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Publisher Comments:

“A style that is verve itself.” — New York Times

“A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism.”
— Chicago Daily Tribune

From Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor-in-chief of Harpers magazine, comes a classic history of 1920s America, from the end of World War I to the stock market crash and the beginning of The Great Depression. Originally published in 1931, Only Yesterday has an exuberance and proximity to its subject—the Roaring Twenties in all its scandal and glory—that uniquely captures the feel of the era.

Review:

"A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism." Chicago Daily Tribune

Synopsis:

Only Yesterday deals with that delightful decade from the Armistice in November 1918 to the panic and depression of 1929-30. Here is the story of Woodrow Wilson's defeat, the Harding scandals, the Coolidge prosperity, the revolution in manners and morals, the bull market and its smash-up. Allen's lively narrative brings back an endless variety of half-forgotten events, fashions, crazes, and absurdities. Deftly written, with a humorous touch, Only Yesterday traces, beneath the excitements of day-to-day life in the 20s, those currents in national life and thought which are the essence of true history.

Synopsis:

Only Yesterday deals with that delightful decade from the Armistice in November 1918 to the panic and depression of 1929-30. Here is the story of Woodrow Wilson's defeat, the Harding scandals, the Coolidge prosperity, the revolution in manners and morals, the bull market and its smash-up. Allen's lively narrative brings back an endless variety of half-forgotten events, fashions, crazes, and absurdities. Deftly written, with a humorous touch, Only Yesterday traces, beneath the excitements of day-to-day life in the 20s, those currents in national life and thought which are the essence of true history.

About the Author

Frederick Lewis Allen was born in Boston in 1890 and graduated from Harvard in 1912. He served on the editorial staffs of the Atlantic Monthly and Century magazines and was editor in chief of Harper's magazine from 1941 until his death in 1954

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060956653
Subtitle:
An Informal History of the 1920s
Author:
Allen, Frederick Lewis
Author:
Allen, Frederick L.
Author:
by Frederick L Allen
Author:
by Frederick L Allen
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/20s
Subject:
Nineteen twenties.
Subject:
United States Social conditions 1918-1932.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Publication Date:
20100629
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.86x5.88x.82 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Harper Perennial Modern Classics - English 9780060956653 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism."
"Synopsis" by , Only Yesterday deals with that delightful decade from the Armistice in November 1918 to the panic and depression of 1929-30. Here is the story of Woodrow Wilson's defeat, the Harding scandals, the Coolidge prosperity, the revolution in manners and morals, the bull market and its smash-up. Allen's lively narrative brings back an endless variety of half-forgotten events, fashions, crazes, and absurdities. Deftly written, with a humorous touch, Only Yesterday traces, beneath the excitements of day-to-day life in the 20s, those currents in national life and thought which are the essence of true history.
"Synopsis" by , Only Yesterday deals with that delightful decade from the Armistice in November 1918 to the panic and depression of 1929-30. Here is the story of Woodrow Wilson's defeat, the Harding scandals, the Coolidge prosperity, the revolution in manners and morals, the bull market and its smash-up. Allen's lively narrative brings back an endless variety of half-forgotten events, fashions, crazes, and absurdities. Deftly written, with a humorous touch, Only Yesterday traces, beneath the excitements of day-to-day life in the 20s, those currents in national life and thought which are the essence of true history.
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