A sharp-eyed survey,
This review is from: The Twenties in America: Politics and History (British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Paperbacks) (Paperback)
Palmer's take on Harding and Coolidge is original and refreshing. Good to see Coolidge getting the write-up he deserves: he always gets off lightly as writers rush to condemn Harding (for other people's actions) and Hoover (for not being Roosevelt). Palmer also effortlessly folds in the rich cultural ferment of the 1920s and gives a good answer to the key question of the 1920s - how come a decade of such cultural radicalism produced such conservative politics? Very useful for students, the general reader and anyone fascinated by this crucial decade. And Aimee Semple MacPherson.
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