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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 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 6 hours ago by Cathy Hull
Repetive & boring with too much detail of insignificant events.Published 11 hours ago by peterhurley
Bryson has a fun way to narrate a story and this book certainly was a great read, with plenty of references laying out facts and opinions of the time.Published 1 day ago by Thomas L Wadzinski
1927 was apparently a busy year as this books covers Charles Lindbergh (and other aviators), Babe Ruth (& other Yankees), Prohibition (and Al Capone), Henry Ford, Calvin Coolidge &... Read morePublished 1 day ago by F. Moyer
You cannot go wrong with a Bill Bryson book, I don't even care about 1927 but he has me laughing and taking note of things I never would have dreamt happened in that year,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Nitram
You may think you know history…until you read Bill Bryson's engaging weaving of people and place...Published 2 days ago by cynthia Boults
Bill Bryson writes a history of one summer but also includes all the fascinating personalities that made headlines that year. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Richard H. Ernst