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eBook The Thirties download ISBN: 0671207385
Author: D.congdon
Publisher: Touchstone (October 15, 1970)
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Don Congdon, a literary agent who spotted the talent of Ray Bradbury early in both their careers and whose long list of celebrated authors also included William Styron, Jack Finney, Evan S. Connell, William . . Connell, William L. Shirer and David Sedaris, died on Monday at his home in Brooklyn Heights. He was 91. The death was confirmed by his son, Michael.

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Years spent reading become their own reward in a person’s thirties, when the knowledge and experience stored up from youth find their greatest application, and you’re capable of looking backward, to childhood, and forward to a future that is finally beginning to come into view. Below, 30 books worth reading after 30, all classics in their own right and deserving of study, reflection, and rereading.

Book has small inscription on the top right cover page and may have additional highlighting, textual notations, side notes and . So it was to Wedgwood's THE THIRTY YEARS WAR that I turned for my education on that slice of history.

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Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. Her latest book, A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives, was released by Chronicle Books in October 2017. She works for clients around the world including MoMA, REI, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing, among many others. She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015 and she is featured in the 2017 book, 200 Women Who Will Change the Way you See the World. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

The '30's, a period of ""particular ferment"", reform, change and forceful leadership- when ""so much happened .

William Grosvenor Congdon (April 15, 1912 in Providence, Rhode Island – April 15, 1998 in Milan, Italy) was an American painter who gained notoriety as an artist in New York City in the 1940s, but lived most of his life in Europe

William Grosvenor Congdon (April 15, 1912 in Providence, Rhode Island – April 15, 1998 in Milan, Italy) was an American painter who gained notoriety as an artist in New York City in the 1940s, but lived most of his life in Europe. William Grosvenor Congdon was born on April 15, 1912, in Providence, Rhode Island, the second child of Gilbert Maurice Congdon and Caroline Rose Grosvenor, who married in 1910

The history and highlights of the decade of the Great Depression. Poverty and unemployment dominated the social landscape but the people were carried along by dynamic arts and entertainment. Well written and comprehensive.
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'The Thirties' is a wonderful anthology of short essays about the 1930's, mostly magazine articles and book excerpts written between 1930 and 1960 by many well known authors, including Steinbeck and Arthur Schlesinger. It covers a broad slice of life including politics, crime, natural and man-made disasters, new technologies, books, music etc.. the editor, Don Congdon, has written a number of excellent introductions to each section. When the anthology was published in 1962 it was only about 22 years since the 1930s had ended, about as close to their time as 1989 is to our own, so the target audience was probably the middle aged and senior citizen - today, for most of us, the thirties are ancient history so this "old" anthology is even more interesting as a barometer of the zeitgeist of the time, an early attempt at deciding what was important by the people who had recently lived through it. This is a long (generous) anthology so I will list here the pieces that I think are essential. There are really no bad pieces, but a few are just knock-out interesting and well written.

"The Texas Babe" (Paul Gallico, 'Vanity Fair' 1932), a profile of the greatest woman athlete of the 20th century, Mildred "Babe" Didrikson. This particular piece has since been rejected by some revisionist historians as being misogynistic, but within the context of the time, it's an excellent profile that goes to the heart of her make-up and why she was so important.

"The Akron and the Three Who Came Back" (John Toland, excerpt Ships in the Sky 1957). An edge of seat reconstruction of the Akron blimp disaster off the Jersey coast. I'd never heard of this before but it is a gruesome and compelling story, easily could be a movie.

"Hitchhiker" (Eric Sevareid, excerpt Not So Wild a Dream 1946). Excerpt from his book which has never gone out of print, I plan on reading it soon. Tells of his travels around the world as a young man, this piece about hoboing on trains. Beautiful literary style and great adventure.

"Scottsboro Boys" (Allan Chalmers, excerpt They Shall Be Free 1951). A year by year summary of major events in the Scottsboro Case, wherein a couple young southern black boys were falsely convicted of raping white women by an all white jury and sentenced to death. This was constantly in the news for most of the 1930s, an excellent and readable summation of this important marker in American black history.

"Dillinger" (Alan Hynd, 'True Magazine' 1956). A re-telling of John Dillinger's life of crime. He was a sort of Robbin Hood folk-hero. This is a gripping piece as good as any novel. See also the 1945 movie.

"The Almost Assassination of Thomas E. Dewey" (Burton Turkus and Sid Feder, excerpt Murder, Inc. 1951). Another gripping true-crime story, this time with a twist ending. Provides insight into the New York mobster scene and what it was like to be a hit-man.

"Pity the poor Giant" (Paul Gallico, excerpt Farewell to Sport 1938). Another sports piece by Gallico (of The Poseidon Adventure fame). The sad story of Primo Carnera, an Italian giant of a man who became the world champion boxer, only to be used up and left out to dry by his corrupt handlers. Fascinating story well told with a novelists flare.

"The Men from Mars" (John Houseman, 'Harper's Magazine' 1948). A fascinating inside account of Orson Welles' famous 40-minute radio-play The War of the Worlds that caused mass hysteria around the country. Explains the series of unintended accidents that caused it to be so widely believed by so many.
A amazing collection of essays, articles and reporting on and about the 1930s. The authors range from John Steinbeck, Paul Gallico, John Toland, Eric Sevareid, and Arthur Schlesinger to whoever. A regular who's who of discerning witnesses.