Great Depression, The

America in the 1930's
By T. H. Watkins (Trade Paperback, 2009)
This companion volume to the public television series delves into the events and impact of the Great Depression. The text is illustrated throughout with photos, documents, and posters, many previously unpublished.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.99 US/$19.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316080439

    • On Sale Date: 10/29/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback

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This companion volume to the public television series delves into the events and impact of the Great Depression. The text is illustrated throughout with photos, documents, and posters, many previously unpublished.

T.H. Watkins was a well-known environmental writer and historian before his death in 2000. He was a recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. At the time of his death he was Wallace Stegner Distinguished Professor of Western American Studies at Montana State University, and was posthumously awarded the Wallace Stegner Award by the CU-Boulder Center of the American West. He published 28 books and wrote over 300 articles for various publications including National Geographic, Audubon, Smithsonian, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
  • "A discerning, information-packed, and emotionally charged survey of America's crucible. . . . The photographs and their long, illuminating captions do a fine job of conveying America's dark night. . . . Heartfelt and wide-ranging, and timely as well, as we continue to grapple with the nurturing sort of government put in place by FDR."

  • "A fine survey. . . . Watkins is at his best in his ability to recapture the miseries and the hopes, the fears and the ideals, of individual people who lived in a world that may have been physically almost unrecognizable-no interstate highways, no shopping malls. . . . He has used to the full both documentary material turned up by the TV researchers and the incomparable holdings of films, still photography, and sound archives in the Library of Congress and elsewhere."

  • "The best short course around."

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Great Depression, The
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.99 US/$19.99 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316080439
  • On Sale Date: 10/29/2009
Great Depression, The