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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.
One Summer is an excellent read that gives a great cross section of the historical events of the watershed year 1927. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Avid Reader
Loved the book! Great historical content and enjoyably written!
Learned so much about a fascinating era.
Another well researched book in the classic Bill Bryson style.Published 1 day ago by Michael Shreefter
How on earth one person can create a book, albeit a very long book, out of such an extreme diversity of events, developments, people and plain downright pecularity, that is quite... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kiwiflora
I would highly recommend this read to anyone interested" in this period. Very informative and well researched and written. Very good authorPublished 2 days ago by jbgood
Very well written. The interesting history was presented in a pleasant, almost dialogue manner that maintained interest.Published 3 days ago by Kenneth Johnson
Bryson is amazing in the way he weaves the many issues of life in1927. So much was happening in history at that time. Learned about many things I was totally unaware of. Read morePublished 3 days ago by LESLIE CARNEY