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One Summer - Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson told us about his latest book One Summer which focuses on just five months in an American year which changed the world forever...

Posted on 26th September 2013 by Dan Lewis Lewis

Al Capone, prohibition, Henry Ford, the seeds of the Great Depression, the birth of television, talking pictures... The summer of 1927 was one which packed an enormous punch; perhaps, argues Bill Bryson, one which has never since been equalled for the sheer variety and impact of its events. In One Summer, Bryson tells of the incredible bravery of aviators like Charles Lindbergh as they seek to make America proud, the efforts of big Babe Ruth to bounce back, alongside less well known stories like that of the Italian anarchists whose murder trial rocked the entire world...

 

 

You can Reserve & Collect One Summer: America 1927 from your local Waterstones bookshop, buy it online from Waterstones.com (http://bit.ly/19JcqOw), or in ePub (http://bit.ly/19JcA8x)

 

 

 

Credits for video images:
Rushmore – Gutzon Borglum in studio: The Library of Congress
Sacco and Vancetti – New York Daily News Archive/New York Daily News/Getty Images
Ford and Lindbergh – Henry Ford Print Collection: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.