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    04 May '18 12:06
    Nominations, please.

    It wasn't awarded that year because, supposedly, nothing was good enough.

    I refuse to believe that.

    Therefore, it follows that we should all refuse to believe it.

    Name your favourite half a dozen novels of 1935.

    Or just one would suffice.

    I will count the votes when 200 different posters have expressed a choice.
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    04 May '18 12:12
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Nominations, please.

    It wasn't awarded that year because, supposedly, nothing was good enough.

    I refuse to believe that.

    Therefore, it follows that we should all refuse to believe it.

    Name your favourite half a dozen novels of 1935.

    Or just one would suffice.

    I will count the votes when 200 different posters have expressed a choice.
    Tortilla Flat : John Steinbeck

    Maybe, like this year's debacle, they gave out two in 1936? 🙄
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    04 May '18 12:261 edit
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    Tortilla Flat : John Steinbeck

    Maybe, like this year's debacle, they gave out two in 1936? 🙄
    2018 #metoo - just saying...


    Edit: my personal choice for 1935, The African Queen by C.S. Forester
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    04 May '18 12:52
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Social Security Act of 1935

    The most broadly humanitarian thing the U.S. Government has ever enacted for its people.
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    04 May '18 13:04
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Social Security Act of 1935

    The most broadly humanitarian thing the U.S. Government has ever enacted for its people.
    Indeed but was it thought of as being very "left wing" at the time?
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    04 May '18 13:17
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    Indeed but was it thought of as being very "left wing" at the time?
    After the Great Depression, the public wasn't so easily swayed by right-wing politics. In fact, from their cardboard box camps called "Hoovervilles" ...they blamed the deregulated right for the economic disaster.
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    04 May '18 13:22
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    After the Great Depression, the public wasn't so easily swayed by right-wing politics. In fact, from their cardboard box camps called "Hoovervilles" ...they blamed the deregulated right for the economic disaster.
    A quite Socialist point of view...very un-American.
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    04 May '18 13:33
    Originally posted by @great-big-stees
    A quite Socialist point of view...very un-American.
    By the standards of today, yes. The global demonization of left-wing movements began in earnest after this period. One fatal result: Hitler.
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    04 May '18 15:00
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Nominations, please.

    It wasn't awarded that year because, supposedly, nothing was good enough.

    I refuse to believe that.

    Therefore, it follows that we should all refuse to believe it.

    Name your favourite half a dozen novels of 1935.

    Or just one would suffice.

    I will count the votes when 200 different posters have expressed a choice.
    Tarzan and the Leopard Men. - Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    Of course.
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    04 May '18 15:05
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Nominations, please.

    It wasn't awarded that year because, supposedly, nothing was good enough.

    I refuse to believe that.

    Therefore, it follows that we should all refuse to believe it.

    Name your favourite half a dozen novels of 1935.

    Or just one would suffice.

    I will count the votes when 200 different posters have expressed a choice.
    I'll contribute to the 200 count.

    Break the bonds of the "Novel!"

    Lullaby of Broadway

    Lyrics by Al Dubin

    Lyrics
    Come on along and listen to
    The lullaby of Broadway
    The hip hooray and ballyhoo
    The lullaby of Broadway
    The rumble of a subway train
    The rattle of the taxis
    The daffodils who entertain
    At Angelo's and Maxi's
    When a Broadway baby says good night
    It's early in the morning
    Manhattan babies don't sleep tight
    Until the dawn
    Good night, baby
    Good night, the milkman's on his way
    Sleep tight, baby
    Sleep tight, let's call it a day
    Hey
    The band begins to go to town
    And everyone goes crazy
    You rock a bye your baby round
    'Til everything gets hazy
    Hush a bye, I'll buy you this and that
    You hear a daddy saying
    And baby goes home to her flat
    To sleep all day
    Good night, baby
    Good night, the milkman's on his way
    Sleep tight, baby
    Sleep tight, let's call it a day
    Listen to the lullaby
    Of old Broadway

    YouTube
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    04 May '18 15:141 edit
    It Can't Happen Here ~ Sinclair Lewis

    Was it prophetic?
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    04 May '18 16:20
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    It Can't Happen Here ~ Sinclair Lewis

    Was it prophetic?
    Absolutely!
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    04 May '18 19:371 edit
    Originally posted by @wolfe63
    After the Great Depression, the public wasn't so easily swayed by right-wing politics. In fact, from their cardboard box camps called "Hoovervilles" ...they blamed the deregulated right for the economic disaster.
    Rightfully so. The newly inaugurated Hoover administration in 1929 enacted numerous deregulatory acts for the banking industry and Wall Street went nuts and the crash in October, seven months later, was the direct result.
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    04 May '18 19:45
    Little House On the Prairie -- Laura Ingalls Wilder
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    04 May '18 19:50
    Purple Pirate, by the much under-appreciated Talbot Mundy
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