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Great Depression (1929)

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  • Cog Hill owner, Frank Jemsek

    Cog Hill owner, Frank Jemsek
    Frank Jemsek is the President and CEO of Cog Hill Golfcourse. Three brothers moved to the Chicago area in 1920. John W., Martin J., and Bert Coghill bought the McLaughlin farm on the east side of Lemont Illinois in 1926 to build a golf club. They then...
  • Exploring Mitchell Caverns in Providence Mountains State Recreation Area

    Exploring Mitchell Caverns in Providence Mountains State Recreation Area
    Reporting from the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, Calif. There's Down Under, like the story on New Zealand on the left side of this page, and then there's down under. I chose the latter. Like that journey, my trip to the Providence...
  • Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson

    Two timeless, Depression-era novels from Edward Anderson
    Edward Anderson had a strange and sad career. He was born in Texas in 1905 and grew up in Oklahoma, serving his apprenticeship as a journalist on a small paper in Ardmore, Okla. Restless, he worked as a deckhand on a freighter, plied his fists as a...
  • 'The Pink Lady' by Sally Denton

    'The Pink Lady' by Sally Denton
    It is odd how history often bequeaths to us iconic names bereft of personality. Helen Gahagan Douglas, once a paladin of California's progressive politics and a congressional stalwart of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, is such a name. To the extent she'...
  • 'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein

    'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein
    Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...
  • Exploring the Depression's artistic legacy in San Francisco

    Exploring the Depression's artistic legacy in San Francisco
    Stocks have crashed, industry is shuddering and banks are failing. The restless unemployed will soon fill the streets. Yet in San Francisco, some crazed optimist in the Pacific Stock Exchange Tower has hired Diego Rivera to decorate a private club for...
  • What a money-gusher

    THE Julian Petroleum scandal stirs little recognition in Los Angeles today, but in the early years of the Great Depression, it was a matter of common knowledge, symbolizing not merely what President Franklin D. Roosevelt would later deplore as "a decade...
  • Joanne Jordan dies at 88; television spokesmodel in 1950s

    Joanne Jordan dies at 88; television spokesmodel in 1950s
    Joanne Jordan, one of the top spokesmodels on television in the 1950s who was best known for touting "long-lasting" Hazel Bishop lipstick during commercial breaks on "This Is Your Life," has died. She was 88. Jordan, who also was an actress and TV host,...
  • Art Linkletter dies at 97; broadcasting pioneer created 'Kids Say the Darndest Things'

    Art Linkletter dies at 97; broadcasting pioneer created 'Kids Say the Darndest Things'
    Art Linkletter, the radio and television talk-show pioneer who was best known for eliciting hilarious remarks from the mouths of babes and who late in life was a popular motivational speaker and author, challenging seniors to live as zestfully as he did,...
  • 'Nothing to Fear' by Adam Cohen

    Nothing to Fear FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America Adam Cohen Penguin Press: 372 pp., $29.95 Adam Cohen's cogent chronicle of the pell-mell opening months of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration couldn't be...
  • Are we depressed yet?

    Are we depressed yet?
    A grisly banner was held aloft the other day at a demonstration on Wall Street. Its graphic message advised denizens of the street to "Jump!" It was a frightful reminder of perhaps the most widely believed legend about the Great Depression of the 1930s;...
  • America's economic meltdowns

    America's economic meltdowns
    To listen to the pundits, one would think that today's banking crisis and financial meltdown is something rare and exotic. But those who stayed awake in their history classes know that financial panic is a familiar "plot device" in the drama of modern...