The great depression of the 1930's has been highly propagandized by the victors. President Hoover covers his take on events in his memoirs.
Just in case I am uploading volumes 1 and 2 here.
You can see the rest of his memoirs
A naive dreamer attempts to circumnavigate the world on his motorcycle, surviving only on the money he makes along the way, until he finds what he wasn't even looking for.