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‘The Great Depression is our lives.’

- Fight Club

Misunderstanding Reserve Currencies and the Gold Standard

In Friday’s Wall Street Journal, Lewis Lehrman and John Mueller argue for replacing the dollar as the world’s reserve currency with gold. I don’t know Lewis Lehrman, but almost 30 years ago, when I was writing my book… 1,713 more words


Book Review: The Well and the Mine

The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips, New York: Riverhead Books, 2007, 290 pp.

Following on the heels of The Funeral Dress, I guess I’ve just been in the mood for fiction of life in Appalachian coal mining towns. 481 more words

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Long Famous But Not Quite Fabulous: The New Yorker Hotel

From the 39th-floor breakfast room of the New Yorker Hotel, one can see the whole of downtown and clear across the river to Brooklyn. It’s a master-of-the-universe view—East River glinting in the sun, Empire State rising above a jumble of lesser skyscrapers, clouds and sky and construction cranes—situated amidst the cheap carpet and generic furnishings of a budget motel: a titan’s perch occupied by tourists and business travelers munching boxed cereal. 2,397 more words

nonfiction nuggets...a memoir of Depression-era gratitude

Born and Bred in the Great Depression, by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root
published in 2011 by Schwartz & Wade Books

East Texas, 1930s.  289 more words

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