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037 |bSimon & Schuster, Order Dept 100 Front st, Riverside, NJ,
USA, 08075|nSAN 200-2442
050 00 PN4874.H477|bG65 2013
100 1 Golay, Michael,|d1951-
245 10 America 1933 :|bthe Great Depression, Lorena Hickok,
Eleanor Roosevelt, and the shaping of the New Deal /
250 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
260 New York :|bFree Press,|c2013.
300 xvi, 316 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 00 |tPrologue: Muffled figures, bitter winds --|tView to a
New Deal --|tPart of the story --|tCoal country --
|tStrandees --|tThe ghosts of Wall Street --|tAmerica's
Siberia --|t"The richest village in the world" --|tThe
stricken South --|tEmpire of misery --|tEpilogue:
520 The first account of the remarkable 18-month journey of
Lorena Hickok, intimate friend of Eleanor Roosevelt,
throughout the country during the worst of the Great
Depression, bearing witness to the unprecedented ravages;
an indelible portrait of an unprecedented crisis.
520 "During the harshest year of the Great Depression, Lorena
Hickok, a top woman news reporter of the day and intimate
friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, was hired by FDR's right-hand
man Harry Hopkins to embark upon a grueling journey to the
hardest-hit areas of the country to report back on the
degree of devastation. Distinguished historian Michael
Golay draws on a trove of original sources--including the
moving, remarkably intimate, almost daily letters between
Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt--as he re-creates that
extraordinary journey. Hickok traveled by car almost
nonstop for eighteen months, from January 1933 to August
1934, surviving hellish dust storms, rebellions by coal
workers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and a near
revolution by Midwest farmers. A brilliant observer,
Hickok wrote searing and deeply empathetic reports to
Hopkins and letters to Mrs. Roosevelt that comprise an
unparalleled record of the worst economic disaster in the
history of the country. Historically important, they
crucially influenced the scope and strategy of the
Roosevelt administration's unprecedented relief efforts.
America 1933 reveals Hickok's pivotal contribution to the
policies of the New Deal and sheds light on her intense
but ill-fated relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt and the
forces that inevitably came between them."--Publisher's
590 Gift of Dr. Gary Jason.
600 10 Hickok, Lorena A.
600 17 Hickok, Lorena A.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00046640
650 0 Investigative reporting|zUnited States|xHistory|y20th
650 0 Depressions|y1929|zUnited States.
650 7 Depressions.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00890969
650 7 Economic history.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00901974
650 7 Investigative reporting.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00978154
650 7 Social conditions|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919811
651 0 United States|xHistory|y1933-1945.
651 0 United States|xEconomic conditions|y1918-1945.
651 0 United States|xSocial conditions|y1918-1945.
651 7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155
655 7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628
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