The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression (Graphic)

Amity Shlaes (Author)
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An illustrated edition of Amity Shlaes's #1 New York Times bestseller, featuring vivid black-and-white illustrations that capture this dark period in American history and the men and women, from all walks of life, whose character and ideas helped them persevere.

This imaginative illustrated edition brings to life one of the most devastating periods in our nation's history--the Great Depression--through the lives of American people, from politicians and workers to businessmen, farmers, and ordinary citizens. Smart and stylish, black-and-white art from acclaimed illustrator Paul Rivoche provides an utterly original vision of the coexistence of despair and hope that characterized Depression-era America. Shlaes's narrative and Rivoche's art illuminate key economic concepts, presenting the thought-provoking case that New Deal regulation prolonged the Depression.

The Forgotten Man reveals through striking words and pictures moving personal stories that capture the spirit of this crucial moment in American history and the steadfast character and ingenuity of those that lived it.

--Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times

Product Details

Harper Perennial
Publish Date
May 27, 2014
6.2 X 1.1 X 9.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Amity Shlaes is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, The Forgotten Man/Graphic, Coolidge, and The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy.

Miss Shlaes chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and the Manhattan Institute's Hayek Book Prize, and serves as a scholar at the King's College. A former member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board, Miss Shlaes published a weekly syndicated column for more than a decade, appearing first in the Financial Times, then in Bloomberg.


"Rendered with extraordinary historical detail. . . . A dazzling achievement."--The Washington Times
"Everyone who has always wanted to share The Forgotten Man now has a wonderful medium, this book. Give it, enjoy it. Teach your children with it."--Steve Forbes
"Entertaining, illuminating, and exceedingly fair. . . . A rich, wonderfully original, and extremely textured history of an important time."--The American Spectator
"Amity Shlaes's fast-paced review of the [Depression] helps enormously in putting it all in perspective."--Paul Volcker
"Amity Shlaes is among the most brilliant of the young writers who are transforming American financial journalism."--Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times
"The Forgotten Man offers an understanding of the era's politics and economics that may be unprecedented in its clarity."--Mark Helprin
"The Forgotten Man is revisionist history at its best--full of fresh insights, undogmatic judgments, and illuminating observations. Shlaes's account of The Great Depression goes beyond the familiar arguments of liberals and conservatives to make a truly original contribution. And it's an awfully good read."--William Kristol, Editor of The Weekly Standard
"The Forgotten Man is an incisive and controversial history of the Great Depression that challenges much of the received wisdom."--Harold Evans, author of The American Century and They Made America