Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, 1920s America was a place of drama, tension and hedonism.
It glittered and seduced: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under prohibition.
But the period was also punctuated by momentous events - the political show trials of Sacco and Vanzetti; the huge Ku Klux Klan march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue - and it produced a splendid array of writers, musicians and film stars, from F.
Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith and Charlie Chaplin.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, 4x4 b/w plates
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/09/2009
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781843547785