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Describes how 1920 was filled with massive political and social upheaval behind the flash and frivolity the decade has become known for, arguing that the twelve-month period foreshadowed the events of the twentieth and early twenty-first century.
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Eric Burns is a former correspondent for NBC News and the TODAY Show. For ten years he was the host of the top-rated “Fox News Watch,” and he has won an Emmy for media criticism. He is the author of The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt, 1920: The Year that Made the Decade Roar, a Kirkus "Best Book of the Year," Infamous Scribblers, The Spirits of America, and The Smoke of the Gods, and the latter two were named “Best of the Best” by the American Library Association. Eric lives in Westport, Connecticut.Review:
Burns delivers history with flair and vividness. "
A work of genuine historical research, colorful personality, intellectual sophistication, heft, and durable interest. "
Extremely readable. Burns s vigorous narrative is rich in genuinely engaging anecdote. He so clearly appreciates history s sweep. "
In a fascinating work about a remarkable year, former NBC News correspondent Burns shows us what put the roar in the Roaring '20s. Burns follows it all with verve. In this delightfully readable book, the author expertly shows how those affected by the Great War linked together, nourished each other and really did change the world. "
A thorough tour of the upheavals and events of the year when the Roaring Twenties first began to roar. An entertaining and informative look at a pivotal period. Burns makes it possible to recognize the century to come in this intimate study of a single year, and the result is downright fascinating. "
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