"During a twelve-month period in 1930 and 1931, Edmund Wilson wrote a series of lengthy articles which he then collected in a book called American Jitters: A Year of the Slump. The resulting chronicle"
This collection of nonliterary essays show Wilson "at the peak of his powers as a critic, reporter, and caustic wit," said LJ's reviewer. "These samples of brilliant journalism and satirical observation run the gamut from the Ziegfeld Follies to the depths of the Depression, the New Deal, and the case of the Scottsboro Negro boys" (LJ 3/1/58). A nice companion to the work by his buddy Fitzgerald above.