Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s by Frederick Lewis Allen

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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s

'“A perfectly grand piece of historical record and journalism.” —Chicago Tribune   “A style that is verve itself . . . Besides telling the story of the bull market in fine perspective, Mr. Allen presents the first coherent account that we have seen of the oil scandals that will eventually make the Harding regime match that of President Grant and the Credit Mobiler story in the history books of the future.” —The New York Times   “Rereading it for the first time in at least four decades, I am struck—in all cases favorably—by several aspects of it: the acuity of Allen’s judgments, whether of people or events or larger developments and trends; his ability to discriminate between what is important and what is not; his willingness to present differing points of view fairly, and his refusal (at a time when this was all too uncommon . . .) to stomach prejudice in any form; and, most of all, the degree to which his book has retained its freshness and pertinence over all these years. . . . It is nothing less than extraordinary for a work of popular history, written in the heat of the moment, to have faded so little in more than 75 years.” —The Washington Post'
'“A perfectly grand piece of historical record and journalism.” —Chicago Tribune   “A style that is verve itself . . . Besides telling the story of the bull market in fine perspective, Mr. Allen presents the first coherent account that we have seen of the oil scandals that will eventually make the Harding regime match that of President Grant and the Credit Mobiler story in the history books of the future.” —The New York Times   “Rereading it for the first time in at least four decades, I am struck—in all cases favorably—by several aspects of it: the acuity of Allen’s judgments, whether of people or events or larger developments and trends; his ability to discriminate between what is important and what is not; his willingness to present differing points of view fairly, and his refusal (at a time when this was all too uncommon . . .) to stomach prejudice in any form; and, most of all, the degree to which his book has retained its freshness and pertinence over all these years. . . . It is nothing less than extraordinary for a work of popular history, written in the heat of the moment, to have faded so little in more than 75 years.” —The Washington Post'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504011372 Pages: 337