“The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression” is a GREAT book...be sure to read it.
When you’re done reading Mrs. Shlaes’ book, pick up “New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America” by Burton W. Jr. Folsom and “FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression” by Jim Powell. You’ll have a completely different view of the 30s after reading these three. For a great capstone, finish off with “Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II” by Arthur Herman.