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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 is one of my favorite authors, although I generally prefer his travel books where his sense of humor really shines through. Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Lin
I have read Mr. Bryson's books before, but this one just didn't excite me. Some of the stories were very interesting, but others just didn't seem all that interesting.Published 1 day ago by Carol Flint
It seems like Bryson read the newspapers for the summer and then went out and researched the names that appeared that interested him. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Gerald Swimmer
Extremely well researched. Tries to put historical events in context, but in the end, just too many factoids. Not Bill Bryson's best work.Published 3 days ago by Uncle Don
Never imagined that so much could be going on in one summer. Bryson pulled ot all together so adeptlyPublished 3 days ago by Elsa
I'm not sure what I expected, but I'd read "At Home" and "The Mother Tongue" so I knew Bill Bryson would not disappoint. Read morePublished 3 days ago by KatieScarlet
Outstanding information presented in a page-turning non-fiction story. Very well written about so many enormous events in American history over a VERY short period of time. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Donna Simon