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Hard Times: The 30s
A series of books chronicling our lives in powerful time capsules, from the dawn of the century -- when horses outnumbered cars 21 million to 8,000 -- to its close.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Time Life Medical
(first published August 1998)
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Hard Times The 30s is one of a set of Time-Life books popular in the latter part of the 20th century. The over-arching title of the set is Our American Century and the books paint portraits of each decade with a wide brush. While nothing is written about in depth, the subjects of each chapter (Labor, Radio, FDR, The Movies) give enough information to give the average reader a sense of what life was like for men, women and children living through that era. I enjoyed the book as much for its photo ...more