From the Crash to the Blitz: 1929-1939 by Cabell PhillipsFrom the Crash to the Blitz: 1929-1939 by Cabell Phillips

From the Crash to the Blitz: 1929-1939

byCabell Phillips, Herbert Mitgang

Paperback | January 1, 2000

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In unforgettable words and images, Cabell Phillips takes the reader from the crash of the stock market to the crash of bombs in Poland. The journey was a monumental one for Americans-a time of bitterness and despair, of failure and hunger and want, but also of rebirth. The New Deal was part of a social revolution, a recreation of the American experiment. In popular culture, too, the decade beginning with 1929 saw a new flowering in music, in radio, and in the movies-now equipped with sound tracks.

In baseball, America's pastime, the decade saw the exit of the mighty Babe and the coming of the great DiMaggio and Ted Williams; the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis, dominated boxing. More ominously, overseas, dictators and militarists were on the march across Europe and Asia. Soon, Americans would be drawn into the whirlwind.

Phillips's goal has been "to tell you not only what happened but what it was like to be there." His sources were the files of The New York Times and the leading periodicals of the day, histories, memoirs, diaries, and government reports. Together, text and photographs offer a total historical experience of a decade in the life of a nation shadowed by depression, heading toward war, vibrating with its own frenzied excitement.

Cabell Phillips was a long-time member of the Washington Bureau of The New York Times and a well-known writer on public affairs.
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Title:From the Crash to the Blitz: 1929-1939Format:PaperbackDimensions:596 pagesPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0823220001

ISBN - 13:9780823220007

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Renowned journalist and author Cabell Phillips brings us a compelling look at the years from the start of the Depression to the beginning of the Second World War. In From The Crash to the Blitz: 1929-1939, Phillips makes able use of the New York Times’ Archives, as well as histories, memoirs, diaries and government reports, to paint a vividly real portrait of the times. This book helps you grasp what it was like to be alive during this period, making it a truly valuable resource.

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"[Phillips] has a remarkable gift for condensing the events of a period and bringing out the essence of a situation or controversy. . . . [he] neatly summarizes the effect of the social revolution on the arts and popular culture of the time and shows how an isolationist nation was gradually sucked into World War II. . . . I do not hesitate to recommend it. . . ."