Paul M. Angle

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[In "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?: The Great Depression 1929–1933"], Mr. Meltzer is concerned primarily with the crash of 1929 and its effect, in the next four years, on the people most directly concerned: farmers, workingmen, miners, Negroes and small merchants…. The book has a directness and an immediacy beyond [Mr. Robert Goldston's "The Great Depression: The United States in the Thirties"], although one man writes as well as the other. And that is very well indeed….

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Both are supposed to have been written for young people, but neither is beneath the notice of adults.

Paul M. Angle, "The Crash, and After," in Book World—Chicago Tribune (© 1969 Postrib Corp.; reprinted by permission of Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post), May 4, 1969, p. 22.∗

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