The Great Depression by T. H. Watkins
America in the 1930s

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A companion volume to the fall PBS series chronicles the devastation caused by the nation's most serious economic upheaval, offering parallels with America's present economic woes. By the author of Righteous Pilgrim. TV tie-in. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
 

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T.H. Watkins, who wrote numerous books, was best known as the author of "Righteous Pilgrim," winner of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize for Biography & a finalist for the National Book Award & the National Book Critics Circle Award.
 
Published October 29, 2009 by Back Bay Books. 384 pages
Genres: History, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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A discerning, information-packed, and emotionally charged survey of America's crucible; by the author of the National Book Award-nominated Righteous Pilgrim (1990).

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The Great Depression, as Watkins shows, was a scarring experience that forever changed the United States, instilling ubiquitous fear of job loss while also creating an activist federal government inex

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Former American Heritage editor Watkins augments this engaging study of the Depression with numerous news clips, documentary stills and period photographs. (Jan.)

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Montana State University's Watkins (Righteous Pilgrim, etc.) rises to the occasion, artfully assembling carefully selected anecdotes to deliver a brilliant, ground-level portrait of America as it struggled through the long and painful decade of the 1930s.

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Augmented with reproductions of news clips, documentary stills and period photographs in both black-and-white and color, this lively, involving chronicle--companion to a PBS series--begins with the ``thoroughly repressive'' 1920s, then moves on to the Stock Market crash, the ascendancy of organiz...

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Former American Heritage editor Watkins augments this engaging study of the Depression with numerous news clips, documentary stills and period photographs.

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