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Author: Nathan Miller Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483075129

Publisher Description

Jazz, bootleggers, flappers, talkies, Model T Fords, Lindbergh’s history-making flight over the Atlantic—the 1920s was also the decade of the hard-won vote for women, racial injustice, censorship, social conflict, and the birth of organized crime. With scandal and crime the lifeblood of the tabloids, it was the time when the culture of celebrity and sensationalism took root and journalism became popular entertainment. Nathan Miller has penned the ultimate introduction to the era.

Chronicling what he sees as the most significant decade of the past century, the author vividly portrays the 1920s, focusing on the men and women who shaped this extraordinary time, including three of America’s most conservative presidents and H. L. Mencken. Written in extraordinarily accessible—and frequently witty—prose, New World Coming is destined to become the book we all turn to in order to recall one of the most beloved eras in American history.

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  • “Capturing the text with excellent pace and occasional vocal characterizations, James’ reading is almost flawless.”

    - AudioFile
  • “An informative and entertaining encyclopedia of the times…Listeners can almost hear the toe tapping of the flappers to the music of the Charleston, the clatter of the Model-T’s, and the rattle of the gangsters’ machine guns.”

    - Kliatt
  • “[Lloyd James] comes off like someone who’s just heard a story he can’t wait to tell you, and his voice, shaded with melancholy, carries a wonderment that keeps the proceedings from being stodgy.”

    - Audiobookstoday.com

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Goes off on tangents a lot, but an interesting overview of the '20s. "

    - Sarah, 4/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really well written account of a fascinating time in American history. A small, rather forgotten book that is definitely worth picking up! "

    - Matt, 9/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I wanted to learn more about the 1920's and this was a good book for that. "

    - Rebecca, 4/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I onestly never thought the 1920's to be interesting until this book. an easy read on apoorly understood period in history. "

    - Joe, 2/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very good narrative of the 1920s which manages to cover an enormous amount of material (cultural, political, religious, etc.) without bogging down in details. Miller also has a good eye for fun quotes which liven the story. "

    - Lauren, 12/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I liked it but it was ... comprehensive. A very dense history book. It took me 3 full weeks to read it and I read every day. I can't remember the last book that took that much effort. "

    - Teresa, 7/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Goes off on tangents a lot, but an interesting overview of the '20s. "

    - Sarah, 4/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I wanted to learn more about the 1920's and this was a good book for that. "

    - Rebecca, 1/8/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I onestly never thought the 1920's to be interesting until this book. an easy read on apoorly understood period in history. "

    - Joe, 3/16/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really well written account of a fascinating time in American history. A small, rather forgotten book that is definitely worth picking up! "

    - Matt, 3/3/2008

About the Author

Nathan Miller is an award-winning journalist and the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of twelve works of history and biography, including Theodore Roosevelt: A Life and FDR: An Intimate History. He lives in Washington, DC

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.