Jazz, bootleggers, flappers, talkies, Model T Fords, Lindbergh's history-making flight over the Atlantic--the 1920s was also the decade of the hard-won vote for women, racial injustice, censorship, social conflict, and the birth of organized crime. With scandal and crime the lifeblood of the tabloids, it was the time when the culture of celebrity and sensationalism took root and journalism became popular entertainment. Nathan Miller has penned the ultimate introduction to the era. Chronicling what he sees as the most significant decade of the past century, the author vividly portrays the 1920s, focusing on the men and women who shaped this extraordinary time, including three of America's most conservative presidents and H. L. Mencken. Written in extraordinarily accessible--and frequently witty--prose, New World Coming is destined to become the book we all turn to in order to recall one of the most beloved eras in American history.
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Nathan Miller is an award-winning journalist and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of twelve works of history and biography, including Theodore Roosevelt: A Life and FDR: An Intimate History. He lives in Washington, DC
Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.From AudioFile:
Miller succeeds in showing how the '20s laid the groundwork for the America later to come. This long work offers a lively narrative and the mellifluous voice of Lloyd James. Capturing the text with excellent pace and occasional vocal characterizations, James's reading is almost flawless. (There are a few mis-pronunciations.) Miller's text is interesting and broad-ranging, although his interpretations of the times are largely conventional. Politics gets the bulk of the treatment, but popular culture, economic history, and social life are also extensively examined. M.L.C. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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