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The Real Great Depression?
The University Bookman ^ | July 13, 2014 | David Pietrusza

Posted on 07/13/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT by statestreet

Amity Shlaes does not believe in playing it safe.

In 2007 she issued the original edition of The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, which dared to badly dent the established shibboleths regarding America’s Great Depression and how Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal did—or did not—dealt with it.

In 2013, she departed the beaten path still more provocatively, resuscitating the reputation of the much-maligned Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge defied all odds and joined The Forgotten Man in achieving best-seller status.

Having placed such high-stakes bets and won, she doubled back—and doubled-down—to collaborate on a “graphic” version of The Forgotten Man, which is likely the first major use of that medium for conservative nonfiction.

(Excerpt) Read more at kirkcenter.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: depression; fdr; history; newdeal; shlaes

1 posted on 07/13/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT by statestreet
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To: statestreet
The Forgotten Man is valuable reading. You will find Obama's playbook laid out in detail, right down to "you didn't build that."
2 posted on 07/13/2014 7:15:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: statestreet

I find it fascinating they have brought this book out in this format. Thanks for posting this!


3 posted on 07/13/2014 7:22:01 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: statestreet

Graphic novels are story boards for movies. Hint hint.


4 posted on 07/13/2014 7:39:35 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: statestreet

And thanks for the link to the Kirk Center...

Russell Kirk is recommended must-reading for any conservative...


5 posted on 07/13/2014 7:58:52 PM PDT by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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