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The Great Depression: A Captivating Guide to the Worldwide Economic Depression That Began in the United States, Including the Wall Street Crash, FDR's New Deal, Hitler’s Rise and More

Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: History, American
4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Summary

Did you know that the unemployment rate between 1933 and 1934 was one in four people?

The stock market crash of 1929 didn’t cause the Great Depression by itself, but it is a powerful symbolic starting point to the greatest economic disaster of the 20th century. On that dark day in October 1929, fortunes were lost, and fear of financial insecurity rose throughout the United States and the world. In 1932, the low point of the Depression, as much as a third of Americans were out of work, and even more people were unemployed in other countries. The stock market reached its lowest point ever and wouldn’t rise to its pre-Depression levels for almost 20 years.

The scale of the crisis demanded new ways of coping and new ideas about the role of government. The ideas that had dominated American thought about the relationship between the economy and government were now viewed to be outdated at best, dangerous at worst. 

This captivating history audiobook aims to give you a better understanding of a period that contains many tragic stories yet powerful lessons.

In The Great Depression: A Captivating Guide to the Worldwide Economic Depression That Began in the United States, Including the Wall Street Crash, FDR's New Deal, Hitler’s Rise and More, you will discover topics such as:
 

  • Causes of the Great Depression 1918-1929
  • Herbert Hoover and the Early Years of the Depression
  • The Election of 1932
  • The 100 Days and FDR’s First Term, 1933-1937
  • FDR’s Second Term - Challenges and Critics
  • Sports and the Great Depression
  • The Outlaw Celebrity in the Great Depression
  • Population Shifts and the Culture of the Great Depression
  • International Issues and Concerns During the Depression
  • The Coming Storm and the End of the Depression
  • And much, much more!

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the Great Depression!

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Another good book

Great BOOK! Totally destroys the notion that FDR saved us from the Depression. Well documented and defended as a dissertation.

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There is much information AUDIOBOOK

Don't listen to it if you are a liberal. I can see why people thought less of FDR. Some surprising parallels with today's Presidential administration.

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Great Depression's recovery

A really great examination with factual documentation for the liberals who have bestowed sainthood on this farcial president.

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for history

This was for History. This book was in good and served its purpose. I would recommend it.to anyone that needs it.Briefly, a very good book about the history of the times and the actions taken...

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Great

The author provides a great, detailed account of FDR's policies and how they played out in the real world. You can read this book and see that history is repeating itself with President Obama.

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Very nice book

FDR has always been perceived as this great historical leader. More people need to know this side of the story, especially given the current situation in Washington.

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An eye-opening book

FDR was awesome, brilliant & saved America from economic ruin; think again! This eye-opening book reveals the real story of the Great Depression and the New Deal. You will be amazed at the bizarre and logic-defying programs created by Roosevelt's intellectual elites!

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I enjoyed this book very much

this is a dissection of FDR's forced depression on America. What could have taken months, was prolonged by this "benefactor of the poor" to years and more years. Never miss a good crisis to play god.

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This is an angry book

The central theme of the book, that the New Deal was mostly a failure to revert the Depression, is a very valid thesis and is very well presented here. The assertion that the economic realities of the Great Depression and the New Deal have been mostly overlooked in "normal" history books is also well lucidly and clearly presented.

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I feel tremendously enlightened

the author brings clarity to the issues of government intervention in and manipulation of the economy. Having been just a little tyke during this period, I had never grasped the implications of the whole mess.

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  • 06-04-20

would recommend, quick one.

I enjoyed this book tons. It set me down a bunch of different paths to research. also, it was very quick to listen to.

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  • 31-08-19

Great Depression

I chose Audible the reader did a good job but, it got extremely frustrating when it kept stopping and returning to the beginning. I would like to hear the book in its. Entirety without having it return to the beginning. Please fix this. Thank, Judy Busby

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  • 20-02-19

Just ok. Could be more in depth.

Very high level and quick overview. Would have preferred a more in depth writing instead of glancing over most events.

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  • 24-11-18

A Step-by-Step Guide to Eating

It is important, to tell the truth about history and to understand the dark side of human tendencies (CORRUPT GOVERNMENT). The truth must be told to save humankind from suffering. If the truth is not told, then pray for the rapture to hurry up and rescue us!

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  • Micheal
  • 24-11-18

Great Depression

Could be very beneficial for all Americans to expand on passed their compulsory understandings and moral Bias. It is slightly biased against FDR, but, it is mostly true. FDR was a supersalesman - promoter and always had the masses on his team.

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  • Oliver juliet
  • 24-11-18

necessary information

The wild west, the great depression-recession, the civil war, ext, are all areas of knowledge that One of the things this book does well, is boiling the data down to undeniable facts that prove that the answer to the negative effects of a government manipulated market, is not more government manipulation, but the voluntary forces of liquidation and reinvestment of capital towards economically viable and necessary areas.

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  • Mason
  • 24-11-18

Clear concepts

I love the presentation of this audiobook. Well written, facts backed up, made clear about what really happened. I especially liked how the author clearly tied.

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  • Silver love
  • 24-11-18

TERRIFIC BOOK

Finally a real insight into the true events surrounding the Great Depression. Always felt the information in the School was incorrect. This book shines a light into what events really triggered the depression and what eventually got us out.

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  • endures jacob
  • 24-11-18

Really appreciated it

I didn't know FDR set prices by essentially drawing numbers out of a hat, but he did. He played games with people's lives, was reckless, feckless, used power wrongly, experimented without consideration for people's lives, and massively prolonged the depression.FDR certainly should go down in history as the first to purposely shred our Constitution.

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  • Eirol
  • 24-11-18

Teaches you the truth

Facts that were known by the participants themselves in this historical context, but for a variety of reasons, overshadowed by politics. A must-BOOK for any serious history student to see where we've been, and to possibly gain a better understanding of where America is headed economically in the 21st Century.