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The Crisis of the Old Order 1919-33 by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
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Aug 13, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 20th-21st-century

I thought this was a truly excellent book - sharp, detailed, analytical account of American political history from William Jennings Bryan through the 1932 election.

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message 1: by Thomas (new)

Thomas Baughman Old Arthur was a fine historian before his years in the Kennedy White House ruined him.

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Dvora I can't imagine reading a book about Nixon. Too annoying and depressing.
I am currently reading As Always, Julia -- the letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto. You might wonder why I would bring that up here, but besides being about food, there is a lot of talk about American politics at the time (in the 50s). The Childs worked for the Foreign Service (or some such) which was why they were in Europe. DeVoto was very well connected and was friends with people like Schlesinger. It's fun to read the letters of a couple of foodies talking about what's going on in the US and what they served for dinner when Arthur (or whoever) came to dine.

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