Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s

Douglas, Ann (Fellow, 1979-80)

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995

From the publisher's description:

Terrible Honesty is the biography of a decade, a portrait of the soul of a generation - based on the lives and work of more than a hundred men and women. In a strikingly original interpretation that brings the Jazz Age to life in a wholly new way, Ann Douglas argues that when, after World War I, the United States began to assume the economic and political leadership of the West, New York became the heart of a daring and accomplished historical transformation.


Subjects: History; Literature; Music; Jazz; The Twenties; American History; American Literature;