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John Wanamaker felt ill. He didn’t have time for an autumn cold. There was so much work to do, espe¬≠cially now as his great department store readied itself for the coming Christmas season. Anticipating a busier day tomorrow, he made an heroic effort to stem the cas¬≠cade of papers across his desk into orderly piles before taking a parting glance around his office. Banks of filing cabinets,...
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Forging A New Deal: Johnstown and the Great Depression, 1929-1941 by Curtis Miner Johnstown Area Heritage Association, 1993 (81 pages, paper, $7.95) Published to accompany a major museum installation by the same title (see “Currents,” spring 1994), Forging A New Deal: Johnstown and the Great Depression, 1929-1941, is a richly written and copiously illustrated exhibition catalogue...
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