Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy Moore

By Lucy Moore

A thrilling portrait of the period of jazz, glamour, and gangsters from a shiny younger superstar of mainstream heritage writing.

The glitter of Nineteen Twenties the United States was once seductive, from jazz, flappers, and wild all-night events to the start of Hollywood and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing lower than Prohibition. however the interval used to be additionally punctuated via momentous events-the political convey trials of Sacco and Vanzetti, the large Ku Klux Klan march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue-and it produced a dizzying array of writers, musicians, and picture stars, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith and Charlie Chaplin.

In Anything Goes, Lucy Moore interweaves the tales of the compelling humans and occasions that characterised the last decade to provide a gripping portrait of the Jazz Age. She finds that the Roaring Twenties have been greater than simply "the years among wars." It was once an epoch of ardour and alter- an age, she observes, no longer not like our personal.

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6–11 & passim. See also Hodges 1989 p. ; Reuter 1998). 16 The evaluation of trade has varied a great deal. See Lunden 1974; Christophersen 1989 pp. ; Andrén 1989; A. Carlsson 1983, p. ; Hodges and Whitehouse 1983; Hodges 1989; P. Sawyer 1985a, pp. ; Hårdh 1996; I. ] 1997; Andrae 1985, Klackenberg 1992. Cf. Christophersen 1989 40 chapter two Even so, it remains difficult to tell which chain of activities brought the silver to its final depot. To be scientifically scrupulous, we should perhaps take a reductionist view and operate with the broader concept of a mobile stratum within the Viking-age economy which transported and distributed commodities over long and short distances.

Cf. g. I. Andersson 1960 pp. ; 56ff. what is europe to the baltic? ’ As they were most certainly the Other in the eyes of the continental European beholder, he and she will often have to be studied in their absence from the extant sources—in the cautiousness, respect, fear, hatred and ridicule which they aroused among those who wrote the texts (which is quite another thing to studying them e silentio). What was it like being Europeanized? The book will draw together examples of that. Specific issues The very different development of various parts of the Rim provides ample opportunities for comparative studies, which may reveal new aspects of the nature of Europeanization—the way it was offered as well as the way it was received.

21), who cautions against ridiculing the (in our eyes) small quantities of early medieval trade. ‘In a still atmosphere the softest breeze matters. ’ 14 By including the Rus among the Nordic polities, I take no specific stance in the Normanist/anti-Normanist debate. The early Rus obviously contained an important element of Scandinavian descent, and as a polity it interacted with the Scandinavian ones, which is reason enough. Cf. Stang 1981 pp. 153–98; Latvakangas 1995; Franklin 1998. 15 Choosing the Svear as an example, contemporary sources present to us a king (rex) who like a shrewd politician had to pilot his aims through sensitive thing ( placitum) assemblies of lower and higher competence, who could summon and lead a large ledung fleet (exercitus, naves) to foreign countries, where he was accompanied by principes who were probably high ranking not just due to being in his service but in their own right.

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