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One summer : America 1927, Bill Bryson

Label
One summer : America 1927
Title
One summer
Title remainder
America 1927
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 finished it as the most famous man on earth. (So famous that Minnesota considered renaming itself after him.) It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention of television, the peak of Al Capone's reign of terror, the horrifying bombing of a school in Michigan by a madman, the ill-conceived decision that led to the Great Depression, the thrillingly improbable return to greatness of a wheezing, over-the-hill baseball player named Babe Ruth, and an almost impossible amount more. In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a story of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy, with an unforgettable cast of vivid and eccentric personalities
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
973.915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
One summer : America 1927, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
557 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385608282
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385608282
  • 16126716
Label
One summer : America 1927, Bill Bryson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
557 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385608282
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385608282
  • 16126716

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