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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.
I love the way Bryson wanders down interesting byroads as he writes. He rarely stays on one topic for very long. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
I loved this book from start to finish. A lot of interesting facts and very readable. I couldn't get over how many important events happened in such a short period of time. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Thyme
I enjoyed the history and interesting background related on the many events of the period. Worth the read!Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Great subject matter and in true fashion Bryson captures the mood of the period.Published 1 day ago by rob kelly
Simple and easy read, but full of information and story-telling, of which Bryson is one of the best at doing. Read morePublished 1 day ago by CJ
I love Bill Bryson's writing style. the book was a pleasure to read, fast, funny, and very informative. would recommend it highly.Published 1 day ago by Pearl
One of the best books I have read in a long time. If you are familiar with Bill Bryson, you buy anything he writes because you know his humorous spin will make almost any subjetct... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Cathy Hull