The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!

3.73 avg rating
( 302 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780394709413: The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Good Old Days—were they really good? On the surface they appear to be so—especially the period to which this term is most often applied, the years from the end of the Civil War to the early 1900’s. This period of history has receded into a benevolent haze, leaving us with the image of an ebullient, carefree America, the fun and charm of the Gilded Age, the Gay Nineties.

But this gaiety was only a brittle veneer that covered widespread turmoil and suffering. The good old days were good for but the privileged few. For the farmer, the laborer, the average breadwinner, life was an unremitting hardship. This segment of the populace was exploited or lived in the shadow of total neglect. And youth had no voice. These are the people, the mass of Americans, whose adversities this book attempts to chronicle.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

plains why the "good old days" were only good for a priviledged few and why they were unrelentingly hard for most. Sobering, actually. Check it out.

About the Author:

Otto L. Bettmann is the founder of the famed Bettmann Archive in New York, one of the world’s great picture libraries. Its resources, some three million prints and photographs, are used all over the world by publishers, educators, ad men and the audio-visual media.

Expelled during the Nazi regime from his post as Curator of Rare Books at the Prussian State Art Library in Berlin, Dr. Bettmann came to America in 1935 where he established the Archive and became widely known as a graphic historian. Among his previous publications are As We Were: Family Life in America, A Pictorial History of Medicine, Our Literary Heritage (with Van Wyck Brooks) and The Bettmann Portable Archive. Dr. Bettmann died in 1998.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bettmann, Otto
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0394709411 Ships promptly from Texas. Seller Inventory # Z0394709411ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Bettmann, Otto
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1974. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VR-9780394709413

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Bettmann, Otto
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1974. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780394709413

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

BETTMANN, OTTO
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0394709411

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Bettmann, Otto
Published by Random House 10/12/1974 (1974)
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House 10/12/1974, 1974. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Good Old Days-- They Were Terrible!. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780394709413

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Bettmann, Otto
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0394709411. Seller Inventory # Z0394709411ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Bettmann, Otto
Published by Random House (1974)
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House, 1974. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0394709411

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Bettmann, Otto
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0394709411 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.75. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780394709413

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Otto Bettmann
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1974)
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1974. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Good Old Days--were they really good? On the surface they appear to be so--especially the period to which this term is most often applied, the years from the end of the Civil War to the early 1900 s. This period of history has receded into a benevolent haze, leaving us with the image of an ebullient, carefree America, the fun and charm of the Gilded Age, the Gay Nineties. But this gaiety was only a brittle veneer that covered widespread turmoil and suffering. The good old days were good for but the privileged few. For the farmer, the laborer, the average breadwinner, life was an unremitting hardship. This segment of the populace was exploited or lived in the shadow of total neglect. And youth had no voice. These are the people, the mass of Americans, whose adversities this book attempts to chronicle. Seller Inventory # AAS9780394709413

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Bettmann, Otto
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0394709411 ISBN 13: 9780394709413
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0394709411 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132236809

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book