Bill Bryson - One Summer (America 1927) (2nd Hand Hardback)
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.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
- Category : Non-Fiction - USA
- Published : 2013 (Doubleday - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780385608282
- SKU : B001921
- PPC : SP900gm
- RRP : £20 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
This edition includes photographs.
"Storytelling, though. Storytelling is the thing . . . and it’s hard to find." - Goodreads Review.
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain.
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