- Title: 1929: The Year of the Great Crash
- Author: William K. Klingaman
- Released: 1989-05-01
- Pages: 393
- ISBN: 0060160810
- ISBN13: 978-0060160814
- ASIN: 0060160810
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal Having anatomized the tumultuous years of 1919 ( LJ 8/87) and 1941 ( LJ 10/1/88), Klingaman now turns his attention, and his ability to make history fascinating, to 1929, the year of the stock market crash that led to the Great Depression. The author repeats his technique of surveying all aspects of the history of the year--social, political, financial--on a worldwide basis, but with the focus in this case on the United States. He works his way through the year, telling the tales of major figures, from Hoover to Baruch, and minor, such as small investor Edgar D. Brown. Gordon Thomas and Max M. Witts's The Day the Bubble Burst ( LJ 11/1/79) covered similar ground, but Klingaman's book was written in light of the 1987 crash, and the circumstances it relates speak directly to the question, "Could it happen again?" Highly recommended.
- Pat Ensor, Indiana State Univ. Lib., Terre Haute
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