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The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America by John F. Kasson

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression Book

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393350616
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/13/2015
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 236,838
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Overview: “[An] explaining social history of Hollywood’s most mainstream tyke star . . . an absolute necessity read.”—Bill Desowitz, USA Today

Her picture showed up in periodicals and ads about twenty times day by day; she matched FDR and Edward VIII as the most captured individual on the planet. Her representation lit up the homes of innumerable admirers: from a dark worker’s lodge in South Carolina and youthful Andy Warhol’s home in Pittsburgh to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s diversion room in Washington, DC, and criminal “Uneven” Johnson’s Harlem loft. A couple of years after the fact her grin cheered the mystery bedchamber of Anne Frank in Amsterdam as youthful Anne avoided the Nazis.