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The Forgotten Man (Unabridged)
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Narrator: Terence Aselford
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: June 2007
Audio Length: 14.5 hours
Rating: 44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (2107 ratings)
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It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured. In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. Rejecting the old emphasis on the New Deal, she turns to the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how they helped establish the steadfast character we developed as a nation.

Shlaes also traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers themselves as they discovered their errors. She shows how both Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt failed to understand the prosperity of the 1920s and heaped massive burdens on the country that more than offset the benefit of New Deal programs.

The real question about the Depression, she argues, is not whether Roosevelt ended it with World War II. It is why the Depression lasted so long. From 1929 to 1940, federal intervention helped to make the Depression great, in part by forgetting the men and women who sought to help one another. The Forgotten Man, offers a new look at one of the most important periods in our history, allowing us to understand the strength of the American character today.

About the Author: Amity Shlaes

Though you may know Amity Shlaes from the popular audiobook The Forgotten Man, Shlaes is actually one of the most renowned History and Bios & Memoirs authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 2 audiobooks from Shlaes on, with the latest Bios & Memoirs title being: Coolidge. The Forgotten Man was added to our catalog in 2007, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while The Forgotten Man is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Shlaes. Enjoy over 35 hours of audiobook listening from Shlaes, among the 2 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy History books from Amity Shlaes. Shlaes was born in 10 Sep 1960. For more audiobooks and information on Amity Shlaes, please visit her page on Amity Shlaes audiobooks.

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