Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Roaring Twenties

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Rating: 3 Stars

Because of my fascination with this decade and the drastic change in lifestyles after WWI, I jumped on this one when it came up on BookBub. As sometimes happens though, I have a tendency to use that stupid "buy now with 1-click" option without thoroughly examining a book. The book ended up being far shorter than I anticipated - roughly 100-some pages on my Kindle. I wish I had paid more attention, because this one ended up feeling like an overview. The does not make it a bad book necessarily, but it was certainly not an in-depth look at a complicated period in history. The majority of the book seemed to relate to the actions of the presidents and only a small percentage covered the culture and economy that made the decade roar. Kind of disappointing for what my expectations were, but this would be perfect for someone just looking for an overview.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah Thanks for this review. It was certainly a fascinating time. I recently read Flappers by Judith Mackrell. Here's an interesting link from IMDB Leading Ladies of the 1920s:
    http://www.imdb.com/imdbpicks/1920s-leading-ladies/rg4007566080?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2788083822&pf_rd_r=1PS8SCR5WH5D0V66M8XY&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_pks__20dame_sm
    Best wishes
    John

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  2. I am psyched to read it, it is on my TBR list! I love this era, it is so interesting; thank you for the link!

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