Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-01
  • Publisher: Overlook Pr
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The glitter of 1920s America was seductive, from jazz, flappers, and wild all night parties to the birth of Hollywood and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under Prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous eventsőthe political show trials of Sacco and Vanzetti, the huge Ku Klux Klan march down Washington, D.C.╣s Pennsylvania Avenueőand it produced a dizzying array of writers, musicians, and film stars, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith and Charlie Chaplin. In Anything Goes, Lucy Moore interweaves the stories of the compelling people and events that characterized the decade to produce a gripping portrait of the Jazz Age. She reveals that the Roaring Twenties were more than just │the years between wars.▓ It was an epoch of passion and changeőan age, she observes, not unlike our own.

Author Biography

LUCY MOORE was born in 1970 and educated in Britain and the U.S. before studying history at Edinburgh. Voted one of the -Žtop twenty young writers in Britain-Ž by the Independent on Sunday, her books include the bestselling Maharanis and the acclaimed Liberty

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. 9
Prologuep. 13
˘You Cannot Make Your Shimmy Shake on Tea÷p. 19
˘The Rhythm of Life÷p. 43
Femme Fatalep. 69
˘Five and Ten Cent Lusts and Dreams÷p. 93
˘My God! How the Money Rolls In÷p. 117
˘The Business of America Is Business÷p. 139
Fear of the Foreignp. 161
The Ku Klux Klan Reduxp. 185
In Exilep. 209
The New Yorkerp. 000233
˘Yes, We Have No Bananas Today÷p. 253
The Spirit of St. Louisp. 271
The Big Fightp. 293
Crashp. 315
Bibliographyp. 333
Acknowledgmentsp. 342
Indexp. 343
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