The Best Books on The Lessons of the Great Depression | Five Books Expert RecommendationsMake Your Own List. Harvard macroeconomist Robert Barro takes issue with some common assumptions about the Great Depression, and how America got out of it. Interview by Sophie Roell. Robert Barro is a professor of economics at Harvard. Keynes was more contemporary, so maybe had not as much perspective. So why does this book need to be read, in your view? I think it appropriately looks at the monetary financial situation that is at the core of the Great Depression crisis and also the current situation.
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Refregier, a… read more. Eric Rauchway opens his new book Winter War with the near-miss assassination of President-elect Franklin Roosevelt on February 15, , less than three weeks before his inauguration. If the bullet had found its mark, the U. Over three years Jason Reblando, a Chicago artist and photographer, trained his camera on three Greenbelt towns — Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin— constructed during the Depression to house poor Americans, many of them displaced from the Dust… read more. As a lifelong Californian, the name La Guardia meant little to me other than an airport and a bronze plaque I once saw at Brooklyn College.
IT was eight years ago this month that a Democratic president proclaimed in a State of the Union address that ''the era of big government is over. And just as Bill Clinton made his pronouncement with a cadre of angry and aggressive right-wing Congressional warriors at his heels, Alonzo L. Hamby, who has enjoyed a long career producing mostly affectionate portraits of liberalism in its heyday, has published his more tempered assessment at a moment of right-wing stirrings on the battlefield of historiography. Hamby, a distinguished professor at Ohio University, knows exactly what he's doing here. The generation that created his field, he writes in an epilogue, ''established a tone that still dominates the study of American politics in the 's: a near-adulatory perspective, occasionally nagged by a sense that F. But it is not in answering the question ''Did it work? He's more interested in what there was to admire in Roosevelt's attempt.