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One summer : America, 1927

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London, England : Transworld Publishers, 2013
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780385608282 0385608284 9780857522146 0857522140
OCLC Number: 861691938
Notes: First published in 2013 in Great Britain by Doubleday
Description: 557 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: May : the Kid --
June : the Babe --
July : the President --
August : the anarchists --
September : summer's end.
Other Titles: America, 1927
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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