ISBN 9780552772563,One Summer - America 1927

One Summer - America 1927


Bill Bryson


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ISBN 9780552772563

Random House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780552772563

ISBN-10 0552772569


Number of Pages 672 Pages
Language (English)

Politics & government

In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just our 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 Capones 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 Britains 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. About the Author Bill Brysons bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, A Walk in the Woods and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Societys Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Unions highest literary award. He has written books on language, on Shakespeare, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the hunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestseller was At Home: a Short History of Private Life. He was born in the American Mid-West, and lives in the UK.