The good old days--they were terrible!

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Random House, 1974 - History - 207 pages
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quot;good old days" were only good for a priviledged few and why they were unrelentingly hard for most. Sobering, actually. Check it out.

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Review: The Good Old Days--They Were Terrible!

User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

Ah, I love it when people bemoan the American nostalgia of yester-year "good old days." Everyone has forgotten what it was actually like at the turn of the century and how terrible it was. I'm sure in the future they will be writing books like this about how amazingly stupid we are today. Read full review

Review: The Good Old Days--They Were Terrible!

User Review  - Kenneth - Goodreads

A real eye-opener, especially if your ideas of what the "good old days" were like are mostly derived from movies and TV. Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Otto L. Bettmann is the founder of the famed Bettmann Archive in New York, one of the world's great picture libraries. Its resources, some three million prints and photographs, are used all over the world by publishers, educators, ad men and the audio-visual media.

After acting as curator of rare books at the State Art Library in Berlin, Dr. Bettmann came to America in 1935, where he established the Archive and became well known as an expert in the graphic arts.

Among his previous publications are As We Were: Family Life in America, A Pictorial History of Medicine, Our Literary Heritage (with Van Wyck Brooks) and The Bettmann Portable Archive.

He and his wife, an interior designer, live in Pound Ridge, New York.

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