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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.
As this is the year of my birth, and I remember a lot of things recorded here, plus so much of which my parents told me, this book is of considerable interest to me and my... Read morePublished 10 hours ago by dottie
One of the most informative and enjoyable books I have read in quite some time. The 20's were an amazing era
In our history with many intriguing characters and events.
I love reading about American history. This book was an "easy read" and gave this reader background information that I was unaware of until I read this book (i.e. Read morePublished 1 day ago by jeff spear
fascinating book about about people and events of the 20s. If you thought you knew about icons like Charles Lindbergh and Baby Ruth, read on for "the rest of the story"!Published 1 day ago by L. Rouse
Good read. Giving it three stars only as I felt the book was really best suited to Americans (which I am not). I do not especially care about baseball and Ruth Babe... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ludovic Coll
Once again, Bryson did not disappoint. This volume was at once entertaining, educational, and informative. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ahmed I Sabet
There was a LOT of stuff going on in 1927 and if you want a quick review with a little more detail on Lindberg and the race to fly across the Atlantic, then this is it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Common Sense