Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Review: 1920: The Year that Made the Decade Roar

1920: The Year that Made the Decade Roar 1920: The Year that Made the Decade Roar by Eric Burns
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The women's suffrage movement; the beginnings of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger's struggle to provide birth control information to women; the League of Nations proposed by President Woodrow Wilson, his stroke and how Mrs. Wilson took over some of the president's duties; Carlo Ponzi and how his name came to be associated with fraud; the musicians, writers and entertainers who became prominent during 1920: these are a only few of the stories in this book. An interesting look at the world after the end of World War I and before the financial collapse and depression of the 1930s.

I enjoyed this book because I find history is always more interesting when I know more about the people responsible for the events of that time.


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