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Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929: A Wall Street Journal Book for Children Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2016-09-15 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 11 user ratings
ISBN:0689842767
LANGUAGE:English

"This is a great book for understanding the causes and effects of the 1929 Stock Market Crash. This book not only answered all my questions about the crash, but it supplied me with a detailed account of the events that led up to the market crash and the aftermath that followed. It illustrates how greed, fear, ignorance, and deceit fueled the market crash. In addition, it dispels the myth that the 1929 Stock Market Crash caused the Great Depression. Because these same elements continue to influence the market today, it would be to one's advantage to learn about the crash before investing in the market. This book is for ages 12 and above." said.

"If you've ever struggled to either understand or explain the stock market, Six Days in October will make things crystal clear while simultaneously explaining the stock market crash of 1929 that brought about the Great Depression in an engaging way that holds the reader's attention.

Loaded with period illustrations, including primary documents, Six Days in October is vital to the middle school study of the 20th century and is a wonderful addition to any library intended for young adults.

Highly Recommended!
" said.

"Although the stock market crash of 1929 did NOT DIRECTLY cause the great depression, it did contribute to it greatly. The banks that lent money to individual stock holders and invested in the stock market were incapable of lending money to companies. These companies started laying off workers and going bankrupt." said.

"Six Days in October is exceptionally well written! As an adult I appreciated the thorough research, helpful explanations and easy flow of the material. I learned information I did not know, yet should have learned long ago. Middle School readers on up can learn from and appreciate this book. I donated it to our local school's library when I finished it, because I think it is especially useful for students." said.

"Learning about the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and The Great Depression can be hard to understand for a young student. This book really helps the reader understand what really happened and helps them to be well informed of the events that took place over eighty years ago. The book really captures the reader's attention and keeps it throughout the book. Whether your students are or aren't big on learning about history, they will most likely enjoy this book. It is a very interesting topic and a very informative book. I would like to have this book in my classroom library." said.

"Great book to introduce Crash. Great illustrations to use as primary sources. Easy to read and flows nicely so even my middle schoolers will find it "readable."" said.

"It was good. But, at the ending, it was sad. To say good-bye to something you really love is hard. For example, a broken toy you had for years. It's hard to say good-bye." said.

"I've been a stockbroker for more than twenty years so I approached the book with experience in the investment market. I thought I knew a great deal about the causes and course of the '29 Crash but this book certainly opened my eyes. I had heard of famous men like William Durant and Richard Whitney but I never knew the wide ranging courses of their careers. One of the main lessons I drew from the book is the comparison between the actions of both the elite and the commoners in 1929 vs. those of the elite and the commoners in the Great Recession of 2008 to the present. Recommend this book highly to anybody interested in economic history or the history of the USA in the 20th Century." said.

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