1920

  • by David Pietrusza
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer
  • 20 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The presidential election of 1920 was among history's most dramatic. Six once-and-future presidents--Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt--jockeyed for the White House. With voters choosing between Wilson's League of Nations and Harding's front-porch isolationism, the 1920 election shaped modern America. Women won the vote. Republicans outspent Democrats by 4 to 1, as voters witnessed the first extensive newsreel coverage, modern campaign advertising, and results broadcast on radio. America had become an urban nation: Automobiles, mass production, chain stores, and easy credit transformed the economy. 1920 paints a vivid portrait of America, beset by the Red Scare, jailed dissidents, Prohibition, smoke-filled rooms, bomb-throwing terrorists, and the Klan, gingerly crossing modernity's threshold.

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What the Critics Say

"Narrator Paul Boehmer involves himself and listeners by employing subtle emotions. One can hear appropriate inflections-sadness, joy, and petulance-in his words. His sentences flow into a comfortable narrative that sometimes includes poetry. Not resorting to any vocal characterization, he distinguishes the quotations with short pauses." (AudioFile)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios