Six Days in October

The Stock Market Crash of 1929

By Blumenthal, Karen

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ISBN
978-0-68984-276-4
Publisher
Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2002

Gr 8-Up In this thoroughly researched work, Blumenthal focuses on the days leading up to and including the crash. Her account attempts to show that the event was not the result of one very bad day on Wall Street, but a culmination of unwise decisions and rampant speculation on the part of the American public, as well as banking and financial institutions. The dense text is filled with the spec...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2003

By shedding light on just six days in history, this book helps illuminate an entire era. The introduction sets the scene, describing the post—World War I years as a golden age when "the fascination with wealth drew many more people than had ever before gambled their savings in such a risky and unpredictable place as the stock market." October 24, 1929—Black Thursday—proved how risky and unpredictable the market really was. Blumenthal traces the trajectory of the crash across the next five days, providing a vividly drawn pic...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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