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The Roaring Twenties, Revised Edition
  • Authored by: Tom Streissguth
  • From the Series: Eyewitness History
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816064237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6423-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $80.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 973.91
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 512


Praise for the previous edition:
"...outstanding...highly recommended...for high school libraries and public libraries alike." —Midwest Book Review

The 1920s constituted a decade of change and contrast that saw the emergence of modern America from the shadow of World War I. Updated and expanded from the last edition with new information in many sections, The Roaring Twenties, Revised Edition offers new coverage of the social, political, and economic history of this decade, including developments in science, from astrophysics to laboratory science to discoveries and inventions; the creation of new professional sports leagues; the labor union movement; censorship, and writers, artists, and moviemakers are looked at in more depth. This volume captures the complexities of the 1920s and brings to life the various events that occurred during this tumultuous yet exhilarating decade.

The Roaring Twenties, Revised Edition provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the period—from diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts—that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. New eyewitness testimonies include J. Edgar Hoover, Emma Goldman, Calvin Coolidge, William Randolph Hearst, Eugene O'Neill, William Faulkner, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, and Winston Churchill.

In addition, this new volume features an introductory essay, new chronology entries for each chapter, a notes section that provides students and researchers with further information,as well as an updated bibliography with new sources and new editions of sources. This updated volume also contains many new critical documents, including Arthur Compton's Banquet Speech on Winning the Nobel Prize in Physics, as well as capsule biographies of 110 key figures; 95 black-and-white photographs; 10 maps, nine graphs, and 14 tables; appendixes; and an index.


Black-and-white photographs. Maps, graphs, and tables. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Chronologies. Notes.

About the Author(s)

Tom Streissguth holds a B.A. from Yale University, where he studied music, languages, and history. He has worked as a teacher, editor, and journalist and has traveled widely throughout western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. He is the author of more than 60 nonfiction books in the areas of history, biography, geography, and current events. His books include Hate Crimes, from Facts On File's Library in a Book series; the prize-winning Hoaxers and Hustlers; and acclaimed juvenile biographies of Queen Cleopatra, John Glenn, and Jesse Owens.

Reviews and Awards

"...the book’s clear writing, thorough documentation and extensive primary sources make it a worthy addition...recommended..."
American Reference Books Annual

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