Since Yesterday: The 1930s in America, September 3, 1929–September 3, 1939

By Frederick Lewis Allen
Read by Christopher Lane

11.62 Hours 01/01/1994 unabridged
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In this panorama of the thirties, Frederick Lewis Allen combines an eye for the significant trivia of everyday existence with a facility for neatly dissecting the political monoliths of the era. Whether discussing the varieties of bathtub gin or elucidating Keynesian economics, Allen displays, in the words of Edward Weeks of The Atlantic, “a talent for terse and telling résumé which is the envy of any historian.”

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Summary

Summary

In this panorama of the thirties, Frederick Lewis Allen combines an eye for the significant trivia of everyday existence with a facility for neatly dissecting the political monoliths of the era. Whether discussing the varieties of bathtub gin or elucidating Keynesian economics, Allen displays, in the words of Edward Weeks of The Atlantic, “a talent for terse and telling résumé which is the envy of any historian.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mr. Allen’s shining service is to recall the things that have blurred equally with those that have stuck in memory. No one else does this sort of thing so well…Its basic merits are honesty, good nature, detachment without indifference, a keen eye for survival in news values. Somehow it conveys the impression of the American people telling their own story in autobiographical form.”  New York Times
“Vividly and with great skills he marshals the men, the mountebanks, the measures, and the events of ten years of American life and causes them to march before us in orderly panathenaic procession.” Saturday Review
“Such a meticulous performance [as Lane’s] makes one take note that the human voice adds an element of real life often elusive in such historical overviews.” AudioFile
“A meticulous performance.” Audiofile

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Author Bio: Frederick Lewis Allen

Frederick Lewis Allen (1890–1954) was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard in 1912. He served on the editorial staffs of the Atlantic Monthly and Century magazines and was editor-in-chief of Harper’s magazine from 1941 until his death.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English