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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.
Once again, Bryson did not disappoint. This volume was at once entertaining, educational, and informative. Read morePublished 1 day 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 2 days ago by Common Sense
Bryson pulls together a dazzling array of disparate events from the summer of 1927 and somehow knits them together in a compelling narrative, all the while reminding us that Cal... Read morePublished 2 days ago by William D. Allen
The best book I have read in years. Fascinating history told in an engaging way. Highly recommended reading.Published 2 days ago by Quo Vadis?
Bill Bryson never fails to inform me on subjects I never expected to learn about. On top of that he delivers it with such language that makes me frequently chuckle or laugh out... Read morePublished 3 days ago by b nissen
I had no idea so many interesting things happened in 1927. Like most people, I tend to think the world began on the day I was born. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Newscarver
Bill Bryson has a way of writing non-fiction in a conversational way, putting in the facts and not repeating himself. This book was informative and interesting - a good read.Published 3 days ago by marilyn rethore