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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.

Book Marc Favreau History 2018
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Dozens of archival photographs, haunting first-person accounts, letters, and even song lyrics help readers put a human face on the events of the Great Depression in this compelling history. Rather than focusing on facts and dates, Crash offers readers a real understanding of what it must have been like for families to live through some of the darkest days in American history. For anyone who wants to dig deeper, there are source notes, a bibliography (which concentrates on adult titles), and selected primary sources that include online media exhibits, visual and audio sources, and links to printed interviews and oral histories. This a great book for students who are convinced that history can never be anything but dull and lifeless.

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