New World Coming

The 1920s and the Making of Modern America
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Product Number: DD6882
Released: Sep 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470891824
Narrator/s: Lloyd James
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Jazz. Bootleggers. Flappers. Talkies. Model T Fords. Lindbergh's history-making flight over the Atlantic. The 1920s was also the decade of the hard-won vote for women, racial injustice, censorship, social conflict, and the birth of organized crime. With scandal and crime the lifeblood of the tabloids, it was the time when the culture of celebrity and sensationalism took root and journalism became popular entertainment. Chronicling what he sees as the most significant decade of the past century, the author vividly portrays the 1920s, focusing on the men and women who shaped this extraordinary time, including three of America's most conservative presidents. New World Coming is an incisive, thoroughly readable account of an age that defined America.

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Author(s): Nathan Miller
Genre: History

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Author(s): Nathan Miller
Narrator(s): Lloyd James
Genre: History
Product Number Z100097863
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483075112
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Author(s): Nathan Miller
Genre: History
Product Number EB00571211
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781439131046

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"Miller succeeds in showing how the '20s laid the groundwork for the America later to come. This long work offers a lively narrative and the mellifluous voice of Lloyd James. Capturing the text with excellent pace and occasional vocal characterizations, James's reading is almost flawless. (There are a few mis-pronunciations.) Miller's text is interesting and broad-ranging, although his interpretations of the times are largely conventional. Politics gets the bulk of the treatment, but popular culture, economic history, and social life are also extensively examined. M.L.C. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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