Mr. Wilson's Great Depression Non-Fiction Books
November 10, 2007
|These books are
available in the Farragut School Library.
Annotations courtesy of OPAC, Follett, Inc.
92 Cap HS
MacDonald, Alan. Al Capone and His Gang. The life of one of America's most infamour and powerful gangsters serves as a model for understanding gangster culture. Humorously illustrated.
92 Hoo HS
Emery, Anne. American Friend; Herbert Hoover. Since he was president during the depression, Hoover bore the blame for that national disaster; however he lived to see his name cleared politically before his death in 1964.
92 Roo HS
Hacker, Jeffrey H. Franklin D. Roosevelt. A biography of the man who was elected to the officeof presidency four times and provided inspired leadership during the Depression and later in the face of the Nazi menace.
92 Roo HS
Shebar, Sharon Sigmond. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. A biography of the thirty-second President, the only one to be elected to a fourth term, who began the New Deal to counteract the effects of the Depression.
178 Sev HS
Severn, Bill. The End of the Roaring Twenties; : Prohibition and Repeal. Traces the history of the temperance movements which led to the Eighteenth Amendment and discusses the reasons for the failures of that law.
305.5 Uys HS
Uys, Errol Lincoln. Riding the Rails : Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression. Catching out -- Camelot crashed and burned -- There never was any money -- Go fend for yourself -- Scenery bums --Boxcar girls -- Hopping their first freight -- John Fawcett,1936 -- Arvel Pearson, 1930-42 -- Phoebe Eaton Dehart, 1938-- Hard travelin' -- Black road kids-- -- Ren Champion, 1937-41 -- Clarence Lee, 1929-31 -- Tiny Boland, 1934 --Hitting the Sun -- In the jailhouse -- James San Jule, 1930-32 -- Jan van He, 1937-1938 -- Clydia Williams,1932-1935 -- The way out -- Lessons of the road -- Charley Bull, 1930 -- Jim Mitchell, 1933 -- Robert Symmonds, 1934-42. Drawn from the letters and oral histories of three thousand men and women to tell the story of the boxcar boys and girls who left home during the Great Depression in search of jobs or adventure.
320.973 Law HS
Lawson, Don. FDR's New Deal. Discusses the adminstration, legislation, and personalities of Roosevelt's New Deal, a sweeping program which attempted to bring the United States out of a severe economic depression.
330.973 Dep HS
The Depression Years : As Reported by the New York Times.
330.973 Kat HS
Katz, William Loren. An Album of the Great Depression. Discusses the causes, events, and effects of the Great Depression and highlights the programs designed to alleviate it.
330.973 Par HS
Paradis, Adrian A. The Hungry Years; : The Story of the Great American Depression.
330.973 Sha HS
Shannon, David A. The Great Depression .
338.5 Gal HS
Galbraith, John Kenneth. The Great Crash, 1929. An account of the causes, events, effects, and aftermath of the financial panic and crash of 1929 that was the beginning of the Great Depression.
338.54 Mel HS
Meltzer, Milton. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime; : The Great Depression, 1929-1933.
363.4 Beh HS
Behr, Edward. Prohibition : Thirteen Years that Changed America. Chronicle of the thirteen years of Prohibition in the United STates, the period from 1920 to 1933 when citizens were denied the right to buy or sell alcoholic drink, tracing the rise of the Temperance movement and providing a complete account of George Remus, a lawyer who became a leading and very influential bootlegger.
363.4 Reb HS
Rebman, Renee. Prohibition. Discusses Prohibition in the United States, including why it was enacted, its effects on the people and the nation, its connection with criminal activity, and its repeal.
811 Eva HS
Evans, Walker. Something Permanent. Photographs and poems tell the story of ordinary people living in America during the Great Depression.
917.3 Man HS
Manchester, William Raymond. The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of America, 1932-1972. A history chronicling life in the U.S. from the Depression to the opening scenes of Watergate.
973.9 Wat HS
Watkins, T. H. (Tom Hall). The Great Depression : America in the 1930s. The prologue years -- The shadow of the hawk -- The new utopians-- Dust, drought, and displacement -- The second New Deal --Barricades and bargains -- Waiting for the fire. Photographs and text tell the story of a decade of challenge and change, discussing the economic crash of 1929 and the resulting social and political reforms, from federal programs such as Social Security to local grass-roots movements.
The American Heritage History of the 20's and 30's.
Boardman, Fon Wyman. America and the Jazz Age : A History of the 1920's.
Goldston, Robert C. The Great Depression.
973.917 Boa HS
Boardman, Fon Wyman. The Thirties; America and the Great Depression.