By Lucy Moore
An exhilarating portrait of the period of jazz, glamour, and gangsters from a shiny younger superstar of mainstream heritage writing.
The glitter of Nineteen Twenties the US was once seductive, from jazz, flappers, and wild all- evening events to the start of Hollywood and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing less than Prohibition. however the interval used to be additionally punctuated via momentous events-the political express 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 provide a gripping portrait of the Jazz Age. She finds that the Roaring Twenties have been greater than simply "the years among wars." It used to be an epoch of ardour and change-an age, she observes, now not not like our own.
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Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy Moore