The Day The Bubble Burst

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Premier Digital Publishing, Sep 28, 2011 - History
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A riveting living history about Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929. Captures the era, the intoxicating expectancy, the hope that ruled men's heart and minds before the bubble burst and the black despair of the decade that followed.

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Review: The Day the Bubble Burst: A Social History of the Wall Street Crash of 1929

User Review  - Robert Moore - Goodreads

Excellent portrayal of what led to the market collapse in '29 and the players who orchestrated it. Shows ineptitude by government, shocking, although they fully understood disastrous consequences were ... Read full review

Review: The Day the Bubble Burst: A Social History of the Wall Street Crash of 1929

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

In terms of style this book reminded quite a bit of "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis. This one was written back in 1979 so I wonder if it was an inspiration for Lewis? There are a few too many ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Gordon Thomas is a political and investigative journalist and the author of 53 books, published in more than 30 countries and in dozens of languages. The total sales of his works exceed 45 million copies. He has been a widely syndicated foreign correspondent and was a BBC writer/producer for three flagship BBC programs: Man Alive, Tomorrow’s World and Horizon. He contributes regularly to Facta, the respected monthly Japanese news magazine. Thomas was the lead expert for a 12-part series on international intelligence for Ian Punnett’s Coast to Coast, the most listened-to overnight radio broadcast in North America with 3 million weekly listeners. He has recently appeared on Euronews (available in 10 languages and 300 million households) and Russia Today. He has received numerous awards for his reporting, including an International Television Award and two Mark Twain Society Awards. Shipwreck won the Edgar Allen Poe Award. Four of Thomas’ books (Voyage of the Damned, Ruin from the Air, The Day the Bubble Burst, and The Day Their World Ended) have been made into feature films starring such A-listers as Paul Newman, Billy Crystal, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. The Day Guernica Died is currently under option. Thomas’ most recent bestseller is Gideon’s Spies: Mossad’s Secret Warriors. Published in 16 languages and 40 countries Gideon’s Spies is known throughout the world as the leading resource on Israeli intelligence. An updated edition will be published in 2012 by St. Martin’s Press. Gideon’s Spies was made into a major documentary for Channel Four in Britain, which Thomas wrote and narrated, called The Spy Machine. The Observer called The Spy Machine a “clear” picture of Israeli intelligence operations, and The Times called it “impressive,” and ”chilling.” A member of the London Speaker’s Bureau and Macmillan Speakers, Thomas continues to grow his already-impressive platform, lecturing widely on the secret world of intelligence. He also regularly provides expert analysis on intelligence for US and European television and radio programs. He is currently working on The Pope’s Jews, which will be published by St. Martin’s Press in late 2012.

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