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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.
I would highly recommend this read to anyone interested" in this period. Very informative and well researched and written. Very good authorPublished 17 hours ago by jbgood
Very well written. The interesting history was presented in a pleasant, almost dialogue manner that maintained interest.Published 22 hours ago by Kenneth Johnson
Bryson is amazing in the way he weaves the many issues of life in1927. So much was happening in history at that time. Learned about many things I was totally unaware of. Read morePublished 1 day ago by LESLIE CARNEY
My favorite book this year! My husband and I both listened to it and had wonderful discussions. SO much happened in a short time of history and it could be a full university... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Hildmat
So many tangents and cultural shifts here it's sometimes hard to keep it all straight, but Bryson is good at reminding the reader of the cast of real life characters on the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Corey O'Brien
Bill Bryson was a very funny travel writer before he took up the more sedentary habit of writing trivial, amusing, informative non fiction. Read morePublished 2 days ago by H. Schneider
Probably of more interest to Americans who are familiar with baseball and its heroes and to those whose interest in the early days of aviation exceeds mine.Published 2 days ago by Sandra Crewe-Brown