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One summer : America 1927

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780385608282 0385608284 9780857522146 0857522140 9781448169542 1448169542
OCLC Number: 853505782
Description: 557 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: May: The Kid --
June: The Babe --
July: The President --
August: The Anarchists --
September: Summer's End.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, and a president who worked just four hours a day. It was also the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures. In this book, the author  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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