10 thoughts on “The Forgotten Man

  1. Cami Cami says:

    This was a wonderful history of the Great Depression from a policy making political standpoint It really illustrates that if the politicians would have stuck to free market principles the Great Depression would not have been so great But instead, they jumped on the Soviet bandwagon and tried to implement Socialist programs

  2. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    I encourage the reading of this book When I was in school we all came away with a certain vision or narrative of about the period known as the Great Depression It was a fairly simple view FDR was the hero who led us through the depression and out the other end Frankly I don t know what children young people today come away with

  3. Jim Jim says:

    An examination of the Great Depression by a fiscal conservative This book has been avidly read within Republican circles, and ideas from the book are lacing GOP rhetoric on the faltering economy That s a shame, as the book is an example of very sloppy scholarship Shlaes s main thrust is that Franklin Roosevelt s policies served to

  4. Jim Jim says:

    a miserable little book from its subtitle, you might imagine it has something to do with the great depression its not actually a history of the depression at all instead, its an intertwined biography of a set of variably prominent public features from the 1930 s rather than reading about the lives of the millions of jobless, homeless a

  5. George George says:

    Funny political joke book At first, I thought Stephen Colbert wrote it Haven t finished, because I couldn t stop laughing after the first chapter The whole gist of this book is that FDR worsened the Great Depression ...

  6. ck40579 ck40579 says:

    W hen wages moved ahead, profits narrowed and shareholders lost Shlaes 337 Essentially if capitalism is to fulfill itself, and succeed , wages must be suppressed Amazing what you can learn from a conservative screed that simplifies the Depression into Hoover did too little and Roosevelt went over the top The Forgotten Man also completely forge

  7. Brian Brian says:

    This was a tremendously informative book about the Great Depression For me, at least, it debunked a lot of the myths about the New Deal and Roosevelt s first one hundred days in office I felt Amity Shlaes did a monumental and extremely thorough job of researching the economic history of this era Having recently read up to 1940 in David Kennedy s F

  8. Deedee Deedee says:

    This book is marketed as A History , when in fact, it is a pro right wing set of talking points The right conservative wing in American politics has never liked FDR or his policies They didn t like FDR in 1932 or 1940 or 1950 or 1960 or any day of any year since the day FDR got the Democratic nomination for the presidency The author, Amity Shales, tra

  9. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Readable but a little dense it s never taken me 3 weeks to read 400 pages before This sounds like the kind of book that would only be of interest to a history nerd, but with the current situation it s an absolutely imperative read for all voters We re all fed one version of the Depression and the New Deal as inevitable and necessary, respectively, and tha

  10. Doran Barton Doran Barton says:

    Alright, I promised before I would deliver a review of the book, The Forgotten Man by Amity Schlaes You can get this book from .com.The Forgotten Man is a look at the events of the Great Depression in the United States during the 1930s from the perspective of policy I found it to be a fascinating look into the lives and viewpoints of people who were involved

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