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One summer : America, 1927

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, [2013] ©2013
Series: Listen Alaska.
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"The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Meanwhile, the titanically talented Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the  Read more...
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One summer.
(CaOONL)20139026428
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780385537827 0385537824 9781448169542 1448169542
OCLC Number: 842523902
Description: 1 online resource (528 pages)
Contents: May : the Kid --
June : the Babe --
July : the President --
August : the anarchists --
September : summer's end.
Series Title: Listen Alaska.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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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  Read more...

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"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?" -- Read more...

 
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