Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

Lucy Moore


an exciting portrait of the period of jazz, glamour, and gangsters from a vivid younger celebrity of mainstream historical past writing.

The glitter of Twenties the US used to be 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 by way of 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 movie 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 supply a gripping portrait of the Jazz Age. She unearths that the Roaring Twenties have been greater than simply "the years among wars." It used to be an epoch of ardour and alter- an age, she observes, now not in contrast to our personal.

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