The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - History - 557 pages
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The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933, volume one of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.e(tm)s Age of Roosevelt series, is the first of three books that interpret the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the early twentieth century in terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the spokesman and symbol of the period. Portraying the United States from the Great War to the Great Depression, The Crisis of the Old Order covers the Jazz Age and the rise and fall of the cult of business. For a season, prosperity seemed permanent, but the illusion came to an end when Wall Street crashed in October 1929. Public trust in the wisdom of business leadership crashed too. With a dramatiste(tm)s eye for vivid detail and a scholare(tm)s respect for accuracy, Schlesinger brings to life the era that gave rise to FDR and his New Deal and changed the public face of the United States forever.
  

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Review: The Crisis of the Old Order 1919-33 (The Age of Roosevelt #1)

User Review  - Gilbert Gonzales - Goodreads

Excellent review of the history, primarily of FDR during his pre-presidential years, leading up to the New Deal. Schlesinger, Jr is an excellent and very readable author. Read full review

Review: The Crisis of the Old Order 1919-33 (The Age of Roosevelt #1)

User Review  - Jim Talbott - Goodreads

I enjoyed this the most of the three Age of Roosevelt books. The economic theory is a little less intense, and Schlesinger warms to trashing the republican worship of big business more than he does to the internecine struggles within Roosevelt's White House. Read full review

Contents

1933
2
THE GOLDEN
9
a Darkness at Noon
11
The New Nationalism
17
The New Freedom
27
Nationalizing the New Freedom
32
Euphoria and Collapse
37
THE POLITICS OF PROSPERITY
47
Protest on the Countryside
105
The Stirrings of Labor III
111
The Struggle for Public Power
117
The Campaign of 1928
125
The Philosophy of Liberalism
130
The Revolt of the Intellectuals
145
The Democrats Prepare
273
Decision in Chicago
295

Main Street in the White House
49
The Ethos of Normalcy
54
The Economics of Republicanism
61
The Age of Business
71
Prophet of the New Era
77
OUTSIDE LOOKING
91
The Politics of Frustration
93
THE HAPPY WARRIOR
303
Campaign for America
413
A Nation Waits
440
Confusion in the Void
456
Notes
489
Index
545
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ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR., the author of sixteen books, was a renowned historian and social critic. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was also the winner of the National Book Award for both A Thousand Days and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1979). In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.

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