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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.
If you love history you will love this book. Bill Bryson has a way of writing that draws you in from the first page. Read morePublished 2 days ago by MediaGal
Excellent look at American history, threading the story about the events of the summer 1927 through each other. So well written and engaging I almost read it all in one sitting.Published 3 days ago by J. Abbey
The most recent offering from Bill Bryson lives up to his name. He is again witty while remaining true to history. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Sportzchck "Liz"
This is a book that will appeal to those who find fascinating the minutia of history, which is often left out of history books attempting more sweeping coverage. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kathy Ripke
I enjoyed this book immensely, but I am very old and remembering old times was great fun.Published 5 days ago by Ann A. Tracy
Enjoyable, informative. Bill Bryson has put together personalize that made up the Summer of 1927. I will now look at few other books by himPublished 5 days ago by judith A McCarthy
The book was very interesting and informative. Some members of the book club found it tedious reading and gave up. As retired teachers they felt it read to much like a textbook. Read morePublished 6 days ago by mayo