War, Peace, and All that Jazz

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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From woman's suffrage to Babe Ruth's home runs, from Louis Armstrong's jazz to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's four presidential terms, from the finale of one world war to the dramatic close of the second, War, Peace, and All That Jazz presents the story of some of the most exciting years in U.S. history. With the end of World War I, many Americans decided to live it up, going to movies, driving cars, and cheering baseball games a plenty. But alongside this post-WWI spree was high unemployment, hard times for farmers, ever-present racism, and, finally, the Depression, the worst economic disaster in U.S. history, flip-flopping the nation from prosperity to scarcity. Along came one of our country's greatest leaders, F.D.R., who promised a New Deal, gave Americans hope, and then saw them through the horrors and victories of World War II. These three decades--full of optimism and despair, progress and Depression, and, of course, War, Peace, and All That Jazz--forever changed the United States.
 

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User Review  - tess_schoolmarm - LibraryThing

This is a series of books, intended for high schoolers, about U.S history. It was a very very general book and imho not suitable for any college prep courses but more for remedial students or students ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Marvelous. I only read the first half, as the era between the Wars is the one I'm least familiar with, and this is aimed at children, but I still learned a lot. Did you know that during the Depression ... Read full review

Contents

War and the Start of a New Century
9
Wars End
13
Fourteen Points
16
Another Kind of War
21
The Prohibition Amendment
27
Mom Did You Vote?
29
Red Scare
34
SoftHearted Harding
37
Hubba Hubba Hubble
63
STARS IN WOMENS EYES
66
Spaces Pioneer
67
The Lone Eagle
71
The Prosperity Balloon
76
Getting Rich Quickly
78
Down and Out
83
Economic Disaster
88

Silent Cal and the Roaring Twenties
41
MONKEYS ON TRIAL
44
Everyones Hero
47
Only the Ball Was White
51
American Music
55
RHAPSODIES IN RED WHITE AND BLUE
60
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
62
A Boy Who Loved History
92
How About This?
94
A Lonely Little Girl
97
First Lady of the World
99
Handicap or Character Builder?
101
Candidate Roosevelt
104
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