One Summer

America 1927

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Publisher Description

In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth.

It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention of television, the peak of Al Capone’s reign of terror, the horrifying bombing of a school in Michigan, the thrillingly improbable return to greatness of over-the-hill baseball player Babe Ruth, and an almost impossible amount more.

In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a tale of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy. With the trademark brio, wit and authority that make him Britain’s favourite writer of narrative non-fiction, he brings to life a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2013
26 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
672
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transworld
SIZE
7.3
MB

Customer Reviews

travelman2000 ,

Fascinating Insight into a Different Era

Bill Bryson really brings 1927 to life in this fascinating book that really transports the reader to a different time.

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