The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man

A New History of the Great Depression

Book - 2007
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060936426
Characteristics: x, 464 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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Apr 19, 2017

everyone should read this book as well as Sumner (1800s), the person who quoted "the forgotten man" - he said A+ B decide how C should pay for D. "C" is the forgotten man - I read this way before Trump said he was going to run for president - I am thrilled
Trump has decided to use this term "the forgotten man" - the forgotten man is the majority that pays for everything but never gets represented . . . - also everyone should read about where money comes from and how we have to take care of ourselves first so we can help those due to no fault of their own can be helped - that does not mean we can save the world so other countries need to take care of their own too and if there is a way to point them in the right direction we should do so. I only have 3 prior homeless cats (I call them animal shelter specials) since I can't save them all - so we need to go in the right direction to save as many people and animals as we can - and only god can save the world.

pw1040 Jul 09, 2014

The author was much kinder to FDR and the Progressives than I expected. A good history of the depression.

Feb 14, 2013

Extremely well-written and thoroughly readable. Unlike many books handling this type of subject matter, Amity Shlaes manages to craft a in-depth analysis of the Great Depression & the people around it that you can't put down.

stirlbot Dec 30, 2011

This book wears its politics on its sleeve.


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