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The Crisis of the Old Order: 1919-1933, The Age of Roosevelt (Paperback)

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    ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR., the author of sixteen books, was a renowned historian and social critic. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was also the winner of the National Book Award for both A Thousand Days and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1979). In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.
    The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933, volume one of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, is the first of three books that interpret the political, economic, social, and intellectual history of the early twentieth century in terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the spokesman and symbol of the period. Portraying the United States from the Great War to the Great Depression, The Crisis of the Old Order covers the Jazz Age and the rise and fall of the cult of business. For a season, prosperity seemed permanent, but the illusion came to an end when Wall Street crashed in October 1929. Public trust in the wisdom of business leadership crashed too. With a dramatist’s eye for vivid detail and a scholar’s respect for accuracy, Schlesinger brings to life the era that gave rise to FDR and his New Deal and changed the public face of the United States forever.

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    ISBN 9780618340859
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Format Paperback
    Pages 557
    Publisher Date 2003-07-09 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Mariner Books
    Copyright Year 2003
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle 1919-1933, The Age of Roosevelt
    Series Name The Age of Roosevelt
    Edition Number 1
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Schlesinger, Arthur Meier

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