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  • Between the Warsby Christine Dugan

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    The years between World War I and World War II were years of change and reform. The role of women changed and the social status of African Americans began the slow process of reform. Industry continued to grow as the demand for cars increased. When the Great Depression occurred in 1929, life in America changed drastically as many people found themselves... more...

  • The Crusade Years, 19331955by George H. Nash

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Covering an eventful period in Herbert Hoover?s career?and, more specifically, his life as a political pugilist from 1933 to 1955?this previously unknown memoir was composed and revised by the 31st president during the 1940s and 1950s?and then, surprisingly, set aside. This work recounts Hoover?s family life after March 4, 1933, his myriad philanthropic... more...

  • A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hooverby Katherine A.S. Sibley

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    With the analysis of the best scholars on this era, 29 essays demonstrate how academics then and now have addressed the political, economic, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social history of the presidents of the Republican Era of 1921-1933 - Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. This is the first historiographical treatment of a long-neglected period,... more...

  • The Tormented President: Calvin Coolidge, Death, and Clinical Depressionby Robert Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 94.00

    Although Calvin Coolidge is widely judged to have been a weak and even an incompetent president, this study concludes that he was a leader disabled by a crippling emotional breakdown. After an impressive early career, Coolidge assumed the presidency upon the death of Warren Harding. His promising political career suffered a major blow, however, with... more...

  • THE ROARING TWENTIESby Marcia Amidon Lusted; Jennifer Keller

    Nomad Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    The 1920s is one of the most fascinating decades in American history, when the seeds of modern American life were sown. It was a time of prosperity and recovery from war, when women's roles began to change and advertising and credit made it desirable and easy to acquire a vast array of new products. But there was a dark side of crime and corruption,... more...

  • Flapperby Joshua Zeitz

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound... more...

  • The Harding Affairby James David Robenalt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 12.99

    The never-before-told story of President Harding's secret affair with pro-German advocate Carrie Phillips, based on their never-before-published love letters. more...

  • New World Comingby Nathan Miller

    Scribner 2010; US$ 30.00

    "To an astonishing extent, the 1920s resemble our own era, at the turn of the twenty-first century; in many ways that decade was a precursor of modern excesses....Much of what we consider contemporary actually began in the Twenties." -- from the Introduction The images of the 1920s have been indelibly imprinted on the American imagination: jazz,... more...

  • Coolidgeby Robert Sobel

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    From Publishers Weekly In this inflated revisionist biography, Sobel seeks to overturn the image of Calvin Coolidge as a taciturn, do-nothing president. He portrays his subject as an embodiment of the ethos of a vanished America, a pragmatic politician who espoused a philosophy of a passive executive branch. Although Coolidge took no actions to... more...

  • The Role of Radio in the American Presidential Election of 1924by Edward Ranson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    This study investigates how. for the first time the new medium of radio impacted upon a presidential campaign. Prior to 1924 candidates were known to the public by their photographs and by the printed versions of their major speeches published in the press. Beginning in 1924, however, party standard-bearers were recognized by their voices. more...