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1927 : high tide of the twenties / by Gerald Leinwand.

By: Leinwand, Gerald.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, c2001Description: xi, 340 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 156858153X; 9781568581538; 1568582455 (p. 4 of cover); 9781568582450 (p. 4 of cover).Subject(s): United States -- History -- 1919-1933 | United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932 | Nineteen twenty-seven, A.D | Nineteen twentiesDDC classification: 973.91/5
Contents:
The Year in Review -- January 1: New York Celebrates the Arrival of 1927 -- The Coolidge Prosperity -- February 11: "Happy Birthday Mr. Edison" -- The State of the Union -- March 4: Congress Adjourns and Will Rogers Comments -- America and the World -- April 7: Television Is Demonstrated -- Crime in America -- May 18: Bath, Michigan, Is Scene of Most Violent School Bombing in American History -- Race in America -- June 27: Mr. Hoover Moved to Tears as Negro Children Serenade -- The New Woman and the New Man -- July 4: Celebrations Neither Safe nor Sane -- Religion Old and New -- August 7: International Peace Bridge Is Open -- Health and Education -- September 24: Cigarettes May Kill 60 Percent of Infants of Mothers Who Smoke: AMA Disagrees -- That's Entertainment -- October 10: Earl Carroll, Imprisoned for Allowing a Model to Bathe Nude in Tub of Champagne, Is Paroled -- Writers and Readers -- November 5: "Big" Bill Thompson, Chicago's Mayor Threatens to Burn Library Books -- Yesterday's Tomorrows -- December 17: Entire Crew of Submarine Perishes.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-322) and index.

The Year in Review -- January 1: New York Celebrates the Arrival of 1927 -- The Coolidge Prosperity -- February 11: "Happy Birthday Mr. Edison" -- The State of the Union -- March 4: Congress Adjourns and Will Rogers Comments -- America and the World -- April 7: Television Is Demonstrated -- Crime in America -- May 18: Bath, Michigan, Is Scene of Most Violent School Bombing in American History -- Race in America -- June 27: Mr. Hoover Moved to Tears as Negro Children Serenade -- The New Woman and the New Man -- July 4: Celebrations Neither Safe nor Sane -- Religion Old and New -- August 7: International Peace Bridge Is Open -- Health and Education -- September 24: Cigarettes May Kill 60 Percent of Infants of Mothers Who Smoke: AMA Disagrees -- That's Entertainment -- October 10: Earl Carroll, Imprisoned for Allowing a Model to Bathe Nude in Tub of Champagne, Is Paroled -- Writers and Readers -- November 5: "Big" Bill Thompson, Chicago's Mayor Threatens to Burn Library Books -- Yesterday's Tomorrows -- December 17: Entire Crew of Submarine Perishes.

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Library Journal Review

Leinwand (The Pageant of World History, o.p.) unfurls this encyclopedic study of the year 1927 with all the verve and excitement of a finely tuned novel. There is a lot about 1927 that many readers may wish to forget. In the South, there was an epidemic of lynchings that would eventually help propel the Civil Rights crusade of the troubled Sixties. The lawlessness of the Prohibition era, personified by "Scarface" Al Capone, was also rampant. But there were heroes as well. For instance, in 1927 Charles A. Lindbergh captured the adulation of the nation with his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris. Meanwhile, Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover led a flood relief program along the Mississippi that would eventually lead him to the presidency. In addition, 1927 saw rapid growth of the movie industry, the advent of national radio, and even the early experiments with television. This is an outstanding book, recommended for all libraries.DChet Hagan, Historical Society of Berks Cty., PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Leinwand (emer., Western Oregon Univ.) uses the year 1927 to draw a comparison between the decade of the twenties as a whole and the 1990s. He argues that the issues of that year seem for the most part to have stayed with Americans to the present time. For him the 1920s was a decade in which the pace of change, thanks to remarkable advances in technology, accelerated as never before. Then, as today, Americans debated the role of immigrants, liberation of women, opportunities for minorities, the role of religion in society, and exactly how high the separation should be between church and state. Then, as now, Americans were obsessed with ballyhoo, sex, scandals, and the stock market. The author also offers vivid snapshots of Charles Lindbergh, Duke Ellington, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, Mae West, and other contemporary newsmakers to give the flavor of the times. Based mainly on secondary sources and contemporary accounts, this book closely parallels the works of Frederick Lewis Allen (Only Yesterday, 1931) and William Leuchtenburg (Perils of Prosperity, 1958; 2nd ed., 1993). The book is descriptive and clearly written; but it presents little in the way of analysis. All levels. R. E. Marcello University of North Texas

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Gerald Leinwand, Ph.D., is President Emeritus of Western Oregon University. Founding Dean of the School of Education at Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York, he is the author of more than forty books

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