The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man : A New History of the Great Depression

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In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 38.1mm | 430.91g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060936428
  • 9780060936426
  • 231,745

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"Amity Shlaes is among the most brilliant of the young writers who are transforming American financial journalism." Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times
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"The Forgotten Man" by Amity Shlaes will forever change how America understands the causes of the Depression and FDR s policies that prolonged it for a decade. --Grover G. Norquist, "The American Spectator""
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4,384 ratings
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3 21% (904)
2 6% (283)
1 3% (126)
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