The Jazz Age: The 20s

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The Jazz Age: The 20s

Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Medical
Copyright: 1998
Pages: 192
Cover Price: $ 29.95

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Flappers and the Charleston. Prohibition and gangsters. Lindbergh and the Dolly Sisters. Bessie Smith and Babe Ruth. F. Scott Fitzgerald said of the 20s "The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper." The trauma of the first World War had passed, there was a new face in the White House, Prohibition was in effect, and at night clubs and speakeasies across the land, a new sound was heard: jazz.

We've combed the archives of Time and Life magazines, as well as antique stores, libraries, and historical societies to create The Jazz Age: The 20s

It will take you back to a time when the nation seemed to stand on the verge of a bracing new age. This book brings it all to life with over 300 pictures and countless quotations.

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Background Information

The decade of the 1920's introduced America to new freedoms and ways of thinking. F. Scott Fitzgerald is the writer most associated with the Roaring Twenties, epitomized by The Great Gatsby. Babe Ruth was the greatest pitcher in baseball before he became its greatest home run hitter. Charles A. Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis on the first solo transatlantic flight from Long Island to Paris. Prohibition was the social experiment in the abolition of the human consumption of intoxicating alcohol between 1919 and 1933.