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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One of Bryson's Non-Travel Bests

User Review  - canterbury_oliver_fan - Tesco

Much like, "At Home", Bryson weaves an interesting tale of facts and stories together using a common theme. With, "At Home" it was his family home in Norfolk and with, "One Summer in 1927" it uses, as ... Read full review

One Summer

User Review  - EMSBEE - Tesco

Yet another brilliant book from a fantastic author. Bill Bryson has an ability to make any subject both entertaining and informative, and this book is no exception. I have learned a great deal about 1927 from this most informative book. 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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