Download Since Yesterday: The 1930s in America, September 3, 1929–September 3, 1939 Audiobook

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Author: Frederick Lewis Allen Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781481597869
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In this panorama of the thirties, Frederick Lewis Allen combines an eye for the significant trivia of everyday existence with a facility for neatly dissecting the political monoliths of the era. Whether discussing the varieties of bathtub gin or elucidating Keynesian economics, Allen displays, in the words of Edward Weeks of The Atlantic, “a talent for terse and telling résumé which is the envy of any historian.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mr. Allen’s shining service is to recall the things that have blurred equally with those that have stuck in memory. No one else does this sort of thing so well…Its basic merits are honesty, good nature, detachment without indifference, a keen eye for survival in news values. Somehow it conveys the impression of the American people telling their own story in autobiographical form.” 

    New York Times

  • “Vividly and with great skills he marshals the men, the mountebanks, the measures, and the events of ten years of American life and causes them to march before us in orderly panathenaic procession.”

    Saturday Review

  • “Such a meticulous performance [as Lane’s] makes one take note that the human voice adds an element of real life often elusive in such historical overviews.”

    AudioFile

  • “A meticulous performance.”

    Audiofile

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 6/15/2011

    " Straightforward history of the 1930's from the average man's perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rae | 12/29/2010

    " A classic (and very readable) overview of American life in the 1930s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenna | 12/8/2010

    " Fascinating first-hand contemporary history of the 30s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryver | 3/8/2009

    " Currently reading now. Isn't quite grabbing me as much as his other book "Only Yesterday" but it is still pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 1/30/2009

    " I read this in 2010 following the collapse of the financial system that I had worked in for a decade. In it Allen paints a picture that is eerily similar to our own stunted recovery. "

About the Author

Frederick Lewis Allen (1890–1954) was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard in 1912. He served on the editorial staffs of the Atlantic Monthly and Century magazines and was editor-in-chief of Harper’s magazine from 1941 until his death.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He has been awarded the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration several times and has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.