THREE YEARS DOWN by Jonathan Norton Leonard
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Crisp recital of the three years of depression, a quick survey of rosy dreams and starry eyed acceptance of the boom, then a detailed analysis (with a few digs at Mr. Hoover). The rumblings of the crash, the futile attempts to avoid complete collapse, the disintegration of Hoover, the rise of groups intent on showing some sort of revolt against conditions, the part played by the bankers, the evolution of cooperatives, the social and economic results, and the hope with which people turned to Roosevelt. A sardonic review told in breezy, provocative fashion, and ending on the note that depression may have been salutary, since it forced Americans to start from scratch. Good male reading, guaranteed to provoke argument and controversy.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1939
Publisher: Carrick & Evans