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America, 1927

Bryson chronicles the events and personalities of the summer of 1927, when Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Ruth closed in on the home run record, Capone tightened his grip on bootlegging, the first true "talkie" was filmed, and Americans in general attempted and accomplished outsized things.--From publisher description.

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  • "One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country; a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al Capone), eccentrics (Shipwreck Kelly), and close-mouthed politicians (Calvin Coolidge)."
  • "Bryson chronicles the events and personalities of the summer of 1927, when Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Ruth closed in on the home run record, Capone tightened his grip on bootlegging, the first true "talkie" was filmed, and Americans in general attempted and accomplished outsized things.--From publisher description."@en
  • "Bryson examines closely the events and personalities of the summer of 1927 when America's story was one of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy."
  • "a-- The Jazz Singer All this and much, much more transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bill Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness with his trademark vividness, eye for telling detail, and delicious humor. In that year America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event, and One Summer From the Hardcover edition."
  • "Examines the events and personalities of the summer of 1927 when America's story was one of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy."@en
  • ""In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest of the time), a semi-crazed sculptor with a mad plan to carve four giant heads into an inaccessible mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown and finished it as the most famous man on earth (so famous that Minnesota consider renaming itself after him). 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 by a madman, the ill-conceived decision that led the Great Depression, the thrillingly improbable return to greatness of a wheezing, over-the-hill baseball player named Babe Ruth and an almost impossible amount more. In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a story of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy. With the trademark brio, wit and authority that have made him our favorite writer of narrative non-fiction, he rolls out an unforgettable cast of vivid and eccentric personalities to bring to life a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage and changed the world forever."--Jacket."@en
  • "-- The Jazz Singer???? All this and much, much more transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bill Bryson captures its outsized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness with his trademark vividness, eye for telling detail, and delicious humor. In that year America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event, and One Summer From the Hardcover edition."@en

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