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One Summer: America 1927 - Bryson (Paperback)
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One Summer: America 1927 - Bryson (Paperback)

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In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention of television, the peak of Al Capone's reign of terror, the horrifying bombing of a school in Michigan, the thrillingly improbable return to greatness of over-the-hill baseball player Babe Ruth, and an almost impossible amount more. In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a tale of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy. With the trademark brio, wit and authority that make him Britain's favourite writer of narrative non-fiction, he brings to life a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552772563
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 48 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Bill Bryson is a true master of popular narrative. Over the course of his career, he has bestowed a beautiful clarity on even the most recondite of subjects...Has history ever been so enjoyable?" -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday *
"A fascinating snapshot of a season during which America, for better or worse, ushered in the modern world." * Sunday Times *
"A gifted raconteur...The book is filled with eccentric, flamboyant characters and memorable stories...highly amusing." * Guardian *
"A great new form of literature: biography of a few months in one country." -- Matt Ridley * The Times (Books of the Year) *
"Few writers of nonfiction, and,let's be honest,few enough writers of novels, can crack the narrative whip like Bryson. One Summer fairly whirls along...full of exhilarating, fact-filled fun...surely the most sublime distraction published this year." * Observer *

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“I loved this.”

An endlessly fascinating overview of the period, using the events of Summer 1927 as its focal point, the book is obviously very well researched (I can imagine Bryson scouring through every major daily newspaper of the... More

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“Bryson back to his brilliant best”

In “One Summer” we’re back to the Bryson of old. He keeps his story rattling along, as we follow the first manned flight, the adulation surrounding Charles Lindbergh and the folly of prohibition. All this with his... More

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“One Summer”

I absolutely loved this! I hadn't read any Bill Bryson for a while and I think that I'd unfairly filed him away in my mind as being a bit too cuddly and fluffy and lacking any real substance, so I was... More

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