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Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

This is an exhilarating portrait of the era of invention, glamour and excess from one of the brightest young stars of mainstream history writing. Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, the 1920s was a time of fear and hedonism. The decade glittered with seduction: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene forced to flourish under prohibition. It was punctuated by terrifying events—the political show trials of Sacco and Vanzetti; the huge march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue by the Ku Klux Klan—and produced a glittering array of artists, musicians and film stars, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith to Charlie Chaplin.

Chapter 1: “YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR SHIMMY SHAKE ON TEA”

Chapter 2: “THE RHYTHM Of LIFE”

Chapter 3: FEMME FATALE

Chapter 4: “FIVE AND TEN CENT LUSTS AND DREAMS”

Chapter 5: “My God! HOW THE MONEY Rolls IN”

Chapter 6: “THE BUSINESS Of AMERICA IS BUSINESS”

Chapter 7: FEAR Of THE FOREIGN

Chapter 8: THE Ku Klux KLAN REDUX

Chapter 9: IN EXILE

Chapter 10: THE NEW YORKER

Chapter 11: “YES, WE HAVE NO BANANAS TODAY”

Chapter 12: THE SPIRIT Of ST. LOUIS

Chapter 13: THE BIG FIGHT

Chapter 14: CRASH

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