Hard Times; an Oral History of the Great Depression - Book 1: The Big Money, Man and Boy Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Hard Times; an Oral History of the Great Depression.
This section contains 431 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Hard Times; an Oral History of the Great Depression Study Guide

In The Big Money, Terkel turns his attention to the haves of this era. He begins with William Benton, who founds the advertising firm Lord and Thomas in 1929. He is one of the first persons to recognize the potential for selling products on the radio. The unprecedented success he experiences renders him largely oblivious to the widespread suffering of the Depression. Benton goes on to manage both Muzak and the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Arthur Robinson is a former war correspondent and successful New York businessman. He has many friends who are ruined during the Depression, many who take their own lives. Robinson expounds on the rigged casino that Wall Street became in the twenties. Over and over, he mentions friends who say there is no point in having money if you are not using...

(read more from the Book 1: The Big Money, Man and Boy Summary)

This section contains 431 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Hard Times; an Oral History of the Great Depression Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Hard Times; an Oral History of the Great Depression from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.