Just snuck this one in, finishing on NYE.
This book is sub-titled A Biography of the Roaring 20s, which sums it up. Moore covers well-known 20s figures from Al (Capone) to Zelda (Fitzgerald). She also tells us about some lesser lights such as doomed poet Harry Crosby. (Check the photo of Crosby on the beach in DB suit, shirt, tie and gardenia in his lapel for the epitome of style).
Moore talks about major events including Prohibition, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, a gripping account of the first trans-Atalntic flight and the crash. There are some major ommissions - the Art Deco movement barely rates a mention. And, for a British writer, Moore is blinkered to a US viewpoint only. It's as if European centres such London, Paris and Berlin made no contribution to the Roaring 20s. As far as Moore is concerned, they only rate a mention in the context of Americans who went there. All the same, a great read.