Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

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December 27, - Published on Amazon. Verified Purchase. This is excellent, very enjoyable survey of the 's in America. Yes, it is a history of the twenties, but much more. The writing style draws the reader in, allowing him or her to "experience" the period and better understand why it is known as the "roaring twenties.

May 7, - Published on Amazon. She illuminates the important facts from the decade with a fresh perspective and fresh information. Her research is filled with amazing facts generally not reported and her writing style is accessible and illuminating. This book was a treat! November 30, - Published on Amazon.

I've read several non-academic books about the 20's and this is definitely one of the best and easiest to read. Interesting information and well organized. Unregulated banking system?

Feverish need to drink and drug the jumpy self into oblivion? Check, check, check. We have been here before, and in a much worse state too, at the end of the 'roaring' s. If this book has a moral it is that, in the words of that balladeer of bad times Al Jolson, 'you ain't seen nothing yet. All the spirit of a Prohibition party. Moore propels the reader at speed through the key social, cultural, political and economic events of the period. Beginning with notorious activities of Wall Street financiers, the result is a book that presents a powerful impression of both the glamorous and the dirty aspects of this era.

Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy Moore

This is clearly a book of timely relevance. Filled with attention-grabbing details that many historians neglect and a wide range of subjects-from celebrities like Charlie Chaplin or Bessie Smith to political corruption and social upheaval- Anything Goes will not disappoint readers, no matter their educational background Anyone interested in discovering Al Capone, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Charles Lindbergh in the pages of the same book will find this broad-based work a worthwhile pursuit.

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Buy As Gift. Overview The glitter of s America was seductive, from jazz, flappers, and wild all- night parties to the birth of Hollywood and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under Prohibition. Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars, based on 1 reviews 1 ratings. See all reviews.

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