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Bud, Not Buddy and The Mighty Miss Malone

Before I get on to books, I wanted to let all of my blogging friends not already connected with the Cybils know that Cybils season is coming up. 999 more words


Blind Moon Alley - John Florio's 2nd Jersey Leo novel is a noir knockout - #bookreview

Blind Moon Alley

A Jersey Leo Novel

John Florio

(Seventh Street Books - paperback, Kindle)

Jersey Leo absolutely is a misfit in Prohibition-era, Depression-ravaged Philadelphia. 401 more words

Book Reviews

Ellet - Part 9

In 1928 Herbert Hoover was elected president, thereby assuring that the recession gathering momentum through the late twenties would deteriorate into America’s worst depression. Our family situation was a pocket-sized version of the national picture. 576 more words

Wayne Bratten

FDR vs. The Small Businessman's Revolution

FDR’s belief in experimentation scared business away.  FDR’s broad rules provided ambiguity of regulatory uncertainty through what Kiplinger’s “Why Businessmen Fear Washington” states as “a great state of indefiniteness and confusion ” (378) , the possibility of more laws struck down on them, and his mistake of mistaking macroeconomic problems with microeconomic problems through alphabet agencies such as the NRA all “frightened away capital, and they discouraged employers from hiring workers…businesses decided to wait Roosevelt out, hold on to their cash, and invest in future years” (Shlaes8).    435 more words

Houghton College

This Day In History Welfare State Born: FDR Signs Social Security Act, August 14, 1935

August 14, 1935: FDR Signs Social Security Act into Law

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, which was originally designed to provide economic security during the… 139 more words

Health And Social Issues

Who is Donald Wilmoth, anyways?

My name is Donald Lee Wilmoth.  I had a very humble beginning, as I was born in a boxcar during the Great Depression in Ben Bolt Texas.  266 more words