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I have recommended this book to friends and bought a copy as a gift in our friends Christmas gift exchange.
The characters explored in this book are Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh, Sacco and Vanzetti, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Henry Ford, among many, many others!
Bill Bryson could write the phone book and make it interesting and entertaining, not that One Summer, America, 1927 is comparable at all to a phone book.
My husband said this was the best book he had read in a long time. It was loaded with historical information and he is anxious to go to New York and see some of the sites... Read morePublished 1 day ago by janice coleman
This book came highly recommended and I know a lot of people enjoy his books. It seemed to me that I was reading a collection of short stories about people who did something... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Priscilla
The writer is outstanding---like sitting with him as he shared the story. The book was in excellent condition. A great bargain.Published 1 day ago by driver
I really enjoyed reading this book and learned a lot of American History in the process. It reads well and the different stories flow together nicely. Read morePublished 2 days ago by R. Deegan
Very informative and interesting, but it lacked the sparkle of Bryson's usual work. I was expecting the wonderful verbal fireworks that he is so famous for, but this was rather... Read morePublished 2 days ago by N. Moore
Bryson has masterfully captured the pre- depression years by focussing on just one summer, but what a summer! Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Henry Ford, Charles Lindberg, Al Capone, etc. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Terry J. Peavler
Bill Bryson hits another home run with this exciting look at an amazing time. I knew a little about Lindberg, a bit about the Babe, and nothing about the rise of Ford Motor;... Read morePublished 5 days ago by DCLO