Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s

Paperback | June 29, 2010

byFrederick L. Allen

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“A style that is verve itself.” — New York Times

“A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism.”
Chicago Daily Tribune

From Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor-in-chief of Harper’s magazine, comes a classic history of 1920s America, from the end of World War I to the stock market crash and the beginning of The Great Depression. Originally published in 1931, Only Yesterday has an exuberance and proximity to its subject—the Roaring Twenties in all its scandal and glory—that uniquely captures the feel of the era.

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The gruelling years between the First World War and the beginning of the depression are times people have discussed in abundance for more than five decades. However, no one describes the crash of the unstable stock market and the invigorating boom years of the 1920s quite like Frederick Lewis Allen. Published in 1931, Only Yesterda...

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“A style that is verve itself.” — New York Times “A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism.” — Chicago Daily Tribune From Frederick Lewis Allen, former editor-in-chief of Harper’s magazine, comes a classic history of 1920s America, from the end of World War I to the stock market crash and the beginning of T...

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Only Yesterday deals with that delightful decade from the Armistice in November 1918 to the panic and depression of 1929-30. Here is the story of Woodrow Wilson's defeat, the Harding scandals, the Coolidge prosperity, the revolution in manners and morals, the bull market and its smash-up. Allen's lively narrative brings back an endless...

Frederick Lewis Allen was born in Boston in 1890 and graduated from Harvard in 1912. He served on the editorial staffs of theAtlantic Monthly and Centurymagazines and was editor in chief of Harper's magazine from 1941 until his death in 1954

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:June 29, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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The gruelling years between the First World War and the beginning of the depression are times people have discussed in abundance for more than five decades. However, no one describes the crash of the unstable stock market and the invigorating boom years of the 1920s quite like Frederick Lewis Allen. Published in 1931, Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s gives readers a vibrant social history tracing America from 1918 to 1929, including the many defeats, scandals and triumphs of this difficult decade.

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“A perfectly grand piece of historical record and synthetic journalism.” (Chicago Daily Tribune)