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. 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.
"Miller quite eloquently illuminates the United States as it existed under presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover....This volume comprises an excellent chronicle of that turbulent, troubled, and tempestuous decade called 'the roaring '20s'." (Publishers Weekly)
"Considering this work's density of data and personalities from Klansmen to jazzmen to evangelists, Miller's structuring is notably skillful. A suave, entertaining survey." (Booklist)
"Miller's asides are gemlike....[a] spellbinding account of growing pains in an often-gullible society." (Kirkus Reviews)
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My High School History Class Never Told
- Charles Stembridge
Starts great, then tapers off some