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Only Yesterday by Frederick Lewis Allen
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Dec 02, 2010

really liked it
Read from November 22 to 29, 2010

Loved this book.

Everytime I picked it up, I actually really really wanted to read it, which is not the case with most of the non fiction books I read.

Plus the author was really great at anticipating the questions that I had and answered them right as I started to wonder.

The last couple of pages on the Stock Market were a bit confusing, but that might have been because I have very little background knowledge of economics.

My only problem with the book was that Mr. Allen broke it up by subject and not by year which made it a bit awkward to picture, but I don't suppose it would have been much better by year.

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11/22/2010 page 150
43.0% "Pretty readable so far. I like how casually it's wrtten. I love the prologue and how it talks about the average everyday life of a people because that's what is missing from a lot of books. I still don't quite understand the whole oil scandal thing. I am slightly wary of the...not accuracy, but perspective of the book. This book was published in the 1930's, when the 1920's were really "only yesterday.""

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