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Anything Goes A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy (Author) Moore
  

Anything Goes A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

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Anything Goes A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy (Author) Moore

Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, 1920s America was a place of drama, tension and hedonism. It glittered and seduced: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous events - the political show trials of Sacco and Vanzetti; the huge Ku Klux Klan march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue - and it produced a splendid array of writers, musicians and film stars, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith and Charlie Chaplin.

Reviews

'It was a decade that absolutely fizzed - and Lucy Moore has produced an absolutely fizzing book to match her subject. I could not put it down... The most entertaining work of history you are likely to read in a long while.'
A. N. Wilson

'A varied and dazzling portrait gallery of crooks and film stars, boxers and presidents, each brilliantly delineated and coloured in by a historian with a novelist's relish for human foibles.'
Christopher Hart, Sunday Times

'Eminently readable... A sparkling collection of the anecdotes and personalities that defined the roaring Twenties... Fascinating.'
Jennifer O

'Connell, Sunday Business Post 'Zestful... A delightful canter through the history of America in the 1920s'
Sunday Times Books of the Year

'Like the champagne-immersed age she portrays, Moore's book effervesces with the detail of this fascinating story.'
Juliet Nicolson, Evening Standard

About the Author

Lucy Moore was born in 1970 and educated in Britain and the US before reading history at Edinburgh. Voted one of the 'top twenty young writers in Britain' by the Independent on Sunday in 2001, her books include the bestselling Maharanis: The Lives & Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses (Viking, 2004) and the acclaimed Liberty: The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France (HarperCollins, 2006).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2009

Author

Lucy (Author) Moore

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

History of the Americas
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9781843547785

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