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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.
For all those history buffs out there, this is a wonderful book of the news from 1927. Anyone interested in the history of the era represented by 1927 will find the stories... Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Kenneth W. Collins
I have always enjoyed reading Bill Bryson and this book did not disappoint. Well written, read it you'll enjoy it.Published 1 day ago by steve
I'm a strong admirer of Bryson't wit and just plain good writing, but this book felt like a project he gave to himself with a formula in mind. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Patricia Major
A delightful glimpse into American society at that time. Shows that rapidity of cultural/societal change is not something that only us in the computer era experience. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Sam Zegas
Non-fiction, fascinating account of the summer Lindbergh flew the Atlantic and, and a decision was made that brought on the Great DepressionPublished 2 days ago by sandy58
Totally fascinating, entertaining, well-written, humorous and just plain wonderful. An interesting slice of history made even more so with Bryson's talent.Published 2 days ago by South Florida Amazon Fan