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Oct 09, 2001 | ISBN 9780385658430

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"The Great Depression is the definitive work that will carry our collective memory with us into the next century." —Calgary Herald

"Berton’s chilling magnum opus… [He] has produced something very near perfect. It’s clearly written, fast-moving…and so well drafted it reads like a novel." —The Times Colonist, Victoria

"a scalding indictment of the law, big business, the bigots, the police and politicians." —Canadian Press

Table Of Contents

OVERVIEW: The worst of times

1. The Great Repression
2. The legacy of optimism
3. Crash!
4. The world of 1929

1. "Not a five cent piece!"
2. Mother’s boy
3. Mrs. Bleaney’s clouded crystal ball
4. "Bonfire, Bennett"
5. Old-fashioned nostrums

1. Still fundamentally sound
2. Rocking the boat
3. The Red Menace
4. Quail on toast
5. Blood on the coal
6. Nine on trial

1. The dole
2. Shovelling out the unwanted
3. Boxcar cowboys
4. Restructuring the future
5. An attempt at political murdern

1. The shame of relief
2. Death by Depression
3. Childhood memories
4. Making headlines
5. The regina Manifesto
6. Bible bill

1. The seditious A.E. Smith
2. Radio politics
3. Harry Steven’s moment in history
4. The year of the locust
5. Pep, ginger, and Mitch
6. The Pang of a Wolf
7. Slave camps

1. Bennett’s New Deal
2. Speed-up at Eaton’s
3. The tin canners
4. On to Ottawa
5. The Regina Riot
6. Changing the guard

1. State of the nation
2. The weather as enemy
3. Le Chef, the Church, and the Reds
4. Birth control on trial
5. Abdication

1. The rocky road to Spain
2. Dead in the water
3. itch Hepburn v. the CIO
4. The Prime Minister and the dictator
5. The black blizzard
6. Bypassing democracy

1. A loss of nerve
2. Trampling on the Magna Carta
3. Bloody Sunday
4. The Nazi connection
5. Keeping out the Jews

1. A yearning for leadership
2. Back from the dead
3. The royal tonic
4. War

Afterword: The first convoy

Author’s Note

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