New World Coming: The 1920s and the Making of Modern America

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Da Capo Press, 2004 - History - 433 pages
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The images of the 1920s have been indelibly imprinted on the American imagination-from jazz, bootleggers, flappers, talkies, the Model T Ford, Babe Ruth, and Charles Lindbergh to the fight for women's right to vote, racial injustice, and the birth of organized crime.Nathan Miller has penned the ultimate introduction to the era. Publishers Weekly calls it "an excellent chronicle of that turbulent, troubled, and tempestuous decade," and Jonathan Yardley's Washington Post review proclaimed this the new classic history of the 1920s, replacing Frederick Lewis Allen's celebrated account.Using the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a backdrop, Miller describes the world of Calvin Coolidge, H. L. Mencken, Woodrow Wilson, and the Red Scare in extraordinarily accessible (and frequently witty) writing, New World Coming is destined to become the book we all turn to to recall one of the most beloved eras in American history.
 

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Miller, an accomplished journalist and historian (Theodore Roosevelt: A Life; FDR: An Intimate History), turns his attention to one of the pivotal decades of U.S. history, the 1920s. Like Frederick ... Read full review

Contents

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3
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33
IV
61
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81
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105
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141
XI
199
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227
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295
XVI
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XVII
341
XVIII
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Nathan Miller is an award-winning journalist and the author of twelve works of history and biography, including Broadside: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815, FDR: An Intimate History, and War at Sea. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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