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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.
Arrived as advertised. Would definitely buy from this seller again!Published 8 hours ago by Cary Palmer
Insightful and extremely well researched and written in the Bryson style we have come to expect.Published 22 hours ago by Kevin Thorpe
Very entertaining - funny, well written and informative too. A delight.
For example, for me who does not know anything about baseball or boxing, Bill B managed to make the... Read more
Bryson is nearly always a great read, and this is no exception. Bright and breezy, he provides historical details that you may well have missed in other histories. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robert R. Mendenhall
If you've ever read Bryson before you know how fluid his writing is. This book covers so much and is written so well that it's hard to put down. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Linda Whitney
A little boring with so much aviation and baseball. Loved the rest. I'mPublished 5 days ago by K. Merrell
For those of us who born in 1927, it is quite revealing about life then and comparing it to the current days. In any case, Bryson writes well and is a good story teller.Published 5 days ago by Allen Grossman