One Summer America 1927

by Bill Bryson

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One Summer America 1927 Synopsis

In the summer of 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 an over-the-hill baseball player named Babe Ruth, and an almost impossible amount more. In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a story of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy. With the trademark brio, wit and authority that has made 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 for ever.

One Summer America 1927 Press Reviews

A fascinating snapshot of a season during which America, for better or worse, ushered in the modern world. -  Sunday Times

 

A gifted raconteur...The book is filled with eccentric, flamboyant characters and memorable stories...highly amusing.  - Guardian

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ISBN: 9780552772563
Publication date: 22/05/2014
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780385608282
Publication date: 26/09/2013
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552772563
Publication date: 22nd May 2014
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 672 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: History of the Americas, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, and lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He and his family then moved to America for a few years but have now returned to the UK. He is the bestselling author of The Lost Continent, Mother Tongue, Neither Here Nor There, Made in America, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes From a Big Country, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Everything. He is also the author of the bestselling ...

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