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The Great Depression: A Captivating Guide to the Worldwide Economic Depression That Began in the United States, Including the Wall Street Crash, FDR's New Deal, Hitler’s Rise and More

Written by: Captivating History
Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: History, Americas
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Did you know that the unemployment rate between 1933 and 1934 was one in four people?

The stock market crash of 1929 didn’t cause the Great Depression by itself, but it is a powerful symbolic starting point to the greatest economic disaster of the 20th century. On that dark day in October 1929, fortunes were lost, and fear of financial insecurity rose throughout the United States and the world. In 1932, the low point of the Depression, as much as a third of Americans were out of work, and even more people were unemployed in other countries. The stock market reached its lowest point ever and wouldn’t rise to its pre-Depression levels for almost 20 years.

The scale of the crisis demanded new ways of coping and new ideas about the role of government. The ideas that had dominated American thought about the relationship between the economy and government were now viewed to be outdated at best, dangerous at worst. 

This captivating history audiobook aims to give you a better understanding of a period that contains many tragic stories yet powerful lessons.

In The Great Depression: A Captivating Guide to the Worldwide Economic Depression That Began in the United States, Including the Wall Street Crash, FDR's New Deal, Hitler’s Rise and More, you will discover topics such as:
 

  • Causes of the Great Depression 1918-1929
  • Herbert Hoover and the Early Years of the Depression
  • The Election of 1932
  • The 100 Days and FDR’s First Term, 1933-1937
  • FDR’s Second Term - Challenges and Critics
  • Sports and the Great Depression
  • The Outlaw Celebrity in the Great Depression
  • Population Shifts and the Culture of the Great Depression
  • International Issues and Concerns During the Depression
  • The Coming Storm and the End of the Depression
  • And much, much more!

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the Great Depression!

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  • 2020-04-06

would recommend, quick one.

I enjoyed this book tons. It set me down a bunch of different paths to research. also, it was very quick to listen to.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-08-31

Great Depression

I chose Audible the reader did a good job but, it got extremely frustrating when it kept stopping and returning to the beginning. I would like to hear the book in its. Entirety without having it return to the beginning. Please fix this. Thank, Judy Busby

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  • Guest
  • 2019-02-20

Just ok. Could be more in depth.

Very high level and quick overview. Would have preferred a more in depth writing instead of glancing over most events.

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  • Lizbeth
  • 2018-11-24

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It is important, to tell the truth about history and to understand the dark side of human tendencies (CORRUPT GOVERNMENT). The truth must be told to save humankind from suffering. If the truth is not told, then pray for the rapture to hurry up and rescue us!

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  • Micheal
  • 2018-11-24

Great Depression

Could be very beneficial for all Americans to expand on passed their compulsory understandings and moral Bias. It is slightly biased against FDR, but, it is mostly true. FDR was a supersalesman - promoter and always had the masses on his team.

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  • Oliver juliet
  • 2018-11-24

necessary information

The wild west, the great depression-recession, the civil war, ext, are all areas of knowledge that One of the things this book does well, is boiling the data down to undeniable facts that prove that the answer to the negative effects of a government manipulated market, is not more government manipulation, but the voluntary forces of liquidation and reinvestment of capital towards economically viable and necessary areas.

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  • Mason
  • 2018-11-24

Clear concepts

I love the presentation of this audiobook. Well written, facts backed up, made clear about what really happened. I especially liked how the author clearly tied.

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  • Silver love
  • 2018-11-24

TERRIFIC BOOK

Finally a real insight into the true events surrounding the Great Depression. Always felt the information in the School was incorrect. This book shines a light into what events really triggered the depression and what eventually got us out.

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  • endures jacob
  • 2018-11-24

Really appreciated it

I didn't know FDR set prices by essentially drawing numbers out of a hat, but he did. He played games with people's lives, was reckless, feckless, used power wrongly, experimented without consideration for people's lives, and massively prolonged the depression.FDR certainly should go down in history as the first to purposely shred our Constitution.

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  • Eirol
  • 2018-11-24

Teaches you the truth

Facts that were known by the participants themselves in this historical context, but for a variety of reasons, overshadowed by politics. A must-BOOK for any serious history student to see where we've been, and to possibly gain a better understanding of where America is headed economically in the 21st Century.