The Year of the Six Presidents
By (author) David Pietrusza
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1920 by David Pietrusza
Book DescriptionThe presidential election of 1920 was among history's most dramatic. Six once-and-future presidents-Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt-jockeyed for the White House. With voters choosing between Wilson's League of Nations and Harding's front-porch isolationism, the 1920 election shaped modern America. Women won the vote. Republicans outspent Democrats by 4 to 1, as voters witnessed the first extensive newsreel coverage, modern campaign advertising, and results broadcast on radio. America had become an urban nation: Automobiles, mass production, chain stores, and easy credit transformed the economy. 1920 paints a vivid portrait of America, beset by the Red Scare, jailed dissidents, Prohibition, smoke-filled rooms, bomb-throwing terrorists, and the Klan, gingerly crossing modernity's threshold.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780786721023
(235mm x 156mm x 41mm)
Imprint: Avalon Publishing Group
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Pietrusza
Rothstein, Paperback / softback (September 2011)
Originally published: New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003.
1932, Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by David Pietrusza
By acclaimed historian David Pietrusza (Rothstein, 1920, 1960, and 1948), the dazzling series of events and amazing cast of characters that comprised the simultaneous rise of Hitler's Third Reich and FDR's New Deal in 1932, thus setting the stage for World War II. During that year, two Depression-battered and humbled nations confronted destiny.
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Author Biography - David Pietrusza
David Pietrusza, CASEY Award winner, has authored or edited over thirty books. His Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series was nominated for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category. He lives in upstate New York.
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