2/4 When the New Deal Came to Town: A Snapshot of a Place and Time with Lessons for Today, by George Melloan

Oct 16, 01:18 AM
Image:  Car and homemade trailer on U.S. 101 near King City, California. Man and wife, middle-aged, from Wisconsin. "Old Man Depression sent us out on the road . . .  You don't know anything about how many people are living in trailers till you 'hit' Florida."

When the New Deal Came to Town: A Snapshot of a Place and Time with Lessons for Today, by George Melloan 

"An overdue and essential corrective: the Depression decade not as the New Deal’s economic and literary propagandists fictionalized it, but as it was actually lived at street level in the heartland." —Mitch Daniels, former governor of Indiana and author of Keeping the Republic.