The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work
Publication Date: March 2008
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This is the first history of one of the most controversial, humane, and enduring programs to come out of the terrible Depression years of the 1930s: the jobs program, known as the Works Progress Administration, that for eight years restored pride and paychecks to many millions of hungry, homeless, and jobless Americans.
Nick Taylor is the author of seven nonfiction books, including Bass Wars: A Story of Fishing, Fame and Fortune and Sins of the Father. He also collaborated with senator and astronaut John Glenn on his memoir. Nick lives in New York City. James Boles is an accomplished audiobook narrator whose work includes such titles as Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town by Nate Blakeslee and A Disorder Peculiar to the Country by Ken Kalfus. He is also an award-winning stage actor. He lives in Stratford, Connecticut.
"Vivid, engagingly written" ---San Francisco Chronicle