One Summer: America, 1927

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Random House Incorporated, Oct 1, 2013 - History - 528 pages
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One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country—a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al Capone), eccentrics (Shipwreck Kelly), and close-mouthed politicians (Calvin Coolidge). It was the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things and came of age in a big, brawling manner. What a country. What a summer. And what a writer to bring it all so vividly alive for us on the page in this certain bestseller.

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User Review  - Pamici - LibraryThing

Lindbergh's flight, Babe Ruth's 60th homerun, the original Ponzi scheme, terrorists and the terror/scapegoating of immigrants, a war on intoxicants, celebrity scandals and more. 90 years ago - and ... Read full review

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This book is just loads of fun. Is it possible that this much of significance takes place every year in history? Whatever the answer, 1927 was a heck of a year, and Bill Bryson knows how to bring it ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

BILL BRYSON's best-selling books include A Walk in the Woods, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize), The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and At Home. He lives in England with his wife and children.

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