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Looking Back at the Depression

Who better to contextualize the experiences of the characters in The Price, looking back at the Depression from 1968, than the subjects of Studs Terkel’s 1971 interviews on the topic?   33 more words

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2001: A Year Down Yonder (Shotguns and Glue)

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4.5/5

A Year Down Yonder, the sequel to A Long Way From Chicago, is narrated by Mary Alice. When she is 15, her father loses her job. 449 more words

Book Review


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"baddest of em all"

I think that Franklin D. Roosevelt was the greatest democratic president. He made our country rich and brought is rapidly out of the Great Depression… 465 more words

1999 Honor: A Long Way From Chicago

VERDICT: Treasure

Laurinda’s Rating: 4/5

One of the 1999 Newbery Honor books, A Long Way From Chicago presents vignettes of two city kids’ adventures with their grandmother in the small town where she lives. 417 more words

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Undress for Success

So, apparently, and I guess somewhat understandably, married life was under a great deal of stress in the Thirties as the Great Depression ground on and on, year after year, from the Crash of 1929 to the first years of the Forties. 117 more words


Continued negation of monetary policy IMF version

Blanchard, the IMF´s Chief-Economist writes:

Turning finally to policy recommendations.  Given the diversity of situations, it is obvious that policy advice must be country-specific.

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