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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.
Bill Bryson makes this period of American history and culture come alive in vivid Technicolor, setting forth heroes and villains, victims and perpetrators in finely carved relief.Published 2 days ago by Susan W. Smith
A fascinating history told in a pleasant and humorous story teller form.Published 2 days ago by Barbara F Wilson
The best chronicle of an era since Tuchman's "Proud Tower". Bryson has achieved a rare thing. He makes history alive and approachable to the average reader.Published 2 days ago by D. Hardin
Only one year, and yet so much fulfillment of the past, with so much anticipation for the future.Published 3 days ago by happy grandma
I am reading this to a neighbor who cannot read it by himself. We are both enjoying it.Published 3 days ago by Dana B. Bathurst
I like reading about American history and this book was light enough to keep me interested without bogging me down in the minutiae of facts. I enjoyed the read.Published 4 days ago by JEM
I did not like the format of this book. Jumping from person to person and event to event
was discombobulating. I did learn a lot of facts about a lot of "stuff". Read more