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History HiJinks: Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War 1929-1945 by David M. Kennedy
Monday, November 7, 2011
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)
Nov. 7 (Part 1) Discussion of Freedom from Fear by David M. Kennedy
History HiJinks is the name of our wonderful book club at the Providence Public Library. Always informative and entertaining, we meet once a month (usually the first Monday night) from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. We’re big fans of the democratic process and welcome new members regardless of their history background.
To sign up, email or call Anne: firstname.lastname@example.org; 401-453-6163.
From Library Journal: With this history of the Depression, New Deal, and World War II, Stanford University's Kennedy becomes the latest contributor to Oxford's distinguished series on U.S. history. Kennedy has a distinguished record of his own, with two acclaimed books, Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger (LJ 8/70) and Over Here: The First World War and American Society (LJ 10/1/80). Displaying a literary craft uncommon in survey works, he has woven together narrative, sketches of character, and critical judgment to record and analyze the economic, political, social, and military events of these epic years. Readers who feel they live in an era of tumultuous change might well consult Kennedy's book. This account of the crucial struggles and events of the Depression and war years will lend perspective like few others.