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Author: George Melloan Narrator: Bob Souer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781541472662
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When the New Deal Came to Town is a snapshot of a time and place: Whiteland, Indiana during the Great Depression, one of the most fraught eras in American history. Imagine yourself transported back in time to April of 1933 and deposited in a small American town, when a young boy named George Melloan moved with his family to this quiet hamlet during the middle of the worst economic period in American history.
Part social history, part personal observations, When the New Deal Came to Town provides a keen eyewitness account of how the Depression affected everyday lives and applies those experiences to the larger arena of American politics. Told with Melloan’s signature “clarity and polemical skill” (The Washington Times), this is a fascinating narrative history that provides new insight into the Great Depression for a new generation.

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  • An excellent map for finding a way forward for either party. Wall Street Journal

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About the Author

George Melloan, now retired, was deputy editor, international, of the Wall Street Journal, where he was responsible for the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal Europe, headquartered in Brussels, and the Asian Wall Street Journal, based in Hong Kong. He also wrote a weekly column, “Global View,” that appeared in all three papers. Melloan has won the Gerald Loeb Award for excellence in financial journalism and two Daily Gleaner Awards from the Inter-American Press Association for writings about Central America. He is coauthor of The Carter Economy, a discussion of Jimmy Carter’s policies in the first year of his presidency. He lives with his wife and their three children in Westfield, New Jersey.

About the Narrator

Bob Souer is a full-time professional storyteller, voice actor, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has narrated broadcast and nonbroadcast projects for corporations and ministries across North America. His voice has been heard on PBS, the History Channel, the Military Channel, and many other networks. He has also narrated radio and television programs for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, D. James Kennedy Ministries, SIM, and Compassion International.