One Summer

One Summer (Paperback)

By Bill Bryson 
Publisher: Random House
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0552772569
EAN: 9780552772563
Publish Date: 2014-1-1
Binding: Paperback
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In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just fourhours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, asensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who becamethe most famous man on earth.It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention of television, thepeak of Al Capone's reign of terror, the horrifying bombing of a school in Michigan, thethrillingly improbable return to greatness of over-the-hill baseball player Babe Ruth, andan almost impossible amount more.In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a tale of brawling adventure, recklessoptimism and delirious energy. With the trademark brio, wit and authority that make himBritain's favourite writer of narrative non-fiction, he brings to life a forgotten summerwhen America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world.

About the author

Bill Bryson's bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, A Walk in the Woodsand Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that bestrepresents Britain. His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of NearlyEverything, won the Royal Society's Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, theEuropean Union's highest literary award. He has written books on language, onShakespeare, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of theThunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestseller was At Home: a Short History ofPrivate Life. He was born in the American Mid-West, and lives in the UK.

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Title: One Summer
Publisher: Random House
Author: Bill Bryson
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0552772569
EAN: 9780552772563
Publish Date: 2014-1-1
Binding: Paperback

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