1929: America Before the Crash

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Taylor Trade Publications, 1979 - History - 370 pages
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More than a mere overview of what may well be the most crucial year in American history, and not at all a nostalgia trifle, 1929 is a dramatic tale of a nation leading the rest of the world into the twentieth century brilliantly aware of the surge of energy that has made it the leading world power, and yet blind to the destiny that waits in the caverns of Wall Street. 1929 reveals how important figures in the nation and the world Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Herbert Hoover, H. L. Menken, and many others redirected the twentieth century in America's last period of enterprise and energy before the Depression."
 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
The Businessmen
11
Machinery the New Messiah
85
The Promoters
151
Lights Golden Jubilee
255
EPILOGUE
325
Sources and Obligations
334
Biographical Notes
340
BIBLIOGRAPHY
350
INDEX
359
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Warren Sloat is a freelance writer who has had a long and distinguished career as a reporter for several New Jersey papers. He is the author of 1929: America before the Crash.

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