In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation’s most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today.
Paperback: 468 pages
“I love this book. Amity Shales is not just an accurate writer she is engaging. I read this book a few years ago & it really opened my eyes beyond the canned history I got in school. I can’t remember who I loaned it out to & apparently they loved it because it was never returned to me! I was happy to re-buy the book for my children. Lord of the Flies was a seminal book in my childhood – it made me want to read everything. The Forgotten Man is a seminal book of my adulthood – I became a voracious reader of history after reading this book. Thank you for writing it!” – GD