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One summer : America 1927

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2014.
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), 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780552772563 0552772569 0552779407 9780552779401
OCLC Number: 872705369
Notes: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2013.
Description: 671 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
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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