Gerald Leinwand, Ph.D., is President Emeritus of Western Oregon University. Founding Dean of the School of Education at Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York, he is the author of more than forty books, including The Pageant of World History. He lives in New York.
"Leinwand unfurls this encyclopaedic study of the year 1927 with all the verve and excitement of a finely tuned novel... This is an outstanding book." - Library Journal "Leinwand...provides invaluable insights into fundamental historical concerns... His well-documented research and confident, unobtrusive prose will appeal to anyone interested in U.S. history or cultural studies." - Publishers Weekly "A timely and insightful examination of both a year and a cultural milieu that bear an eerie resemblance to the present day." - Booklist