17 Remarkable Books About the Great Depression

Fascinating stories of courage, corruption, and change emerged from the darkest period of the 20th century.

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Buy The Coming of the New Deal at Amazon

The Coming of the New Deal

By Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

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The Great Depression: A Diary

By Benjamin Roth

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A Rabble of Dead Money

By Charles R. Morris

Buy A Commonwealth of Hope at Amazon

A Commonwealth of Hope

By Alan Lawson

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The Man Who Walked Backward

By Ben Montgomery

Buy Since Yesterday at Amazon

Since Yesterday

By Frederick Lewis Allen

Buy Hard Times at Amazon

Hard Times

By Studs Terkel

Buy Once in Golconda at Amazon

Once in Golconda

By John Brooks

Buy The Day the Bubble Burst at Amazon

The Day the Bubble Burst

By Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts

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Lords of Finance

By Liaquat Ahamed

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The Worst Hard Time

By Timothy Egan

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A Secret Gift

By Ted Gup

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Little Heathens

By Mildred Armstrong Kalish

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A Square Meal

By Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe

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Dancing in the Dark

By Morris Dickstein

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The Great Crash 1929

By John Kenneth Galbraith

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The Match King

By Frank Partnoy