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Anything Goes by Lucy Moore
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May 04, 12

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Read from April 17 to 28, 2012

It's an entertaining overview of a decade that is not written about, in my opinion, nearly enough. As an in-depth source...well, in that I was a trifle disappointed, but not terribly surprised. It pointed me towards interesting personalities and gave me a direction to look for more specific works. What most struck me, however, was the (often chilling) similarities between the corruption/fear/scandals/etc of the Twenties to what is going on today. It's a bit depressing, in its way--we don't seem to have learned much in the last ninety years...

It is not the best 1920s-history book I've read yet, but it is interesting, and full of fascinating glimpses. The chapter devoted to the world of the jazz musicians is particularly fascinating. As is the revelation that, despite its massive growth and popularity in the '20s, the KKK was run...by con artists.
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