One Summer

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One Summer

Britains favourite writer of narrative non-fiction Bill Bryson travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the world for ever. 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 sculpt Britains favourite writer of narrative non-fiction Bill Bryson travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the world for ever. 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 Capones 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 a cast of unforgettable and eccentric characters, with trademark brio, wit and authority.


Details
Title One Summer
Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-13 9780552772563
ISBN-10 0552772563
Publisher Black Swan
Language English
Edition NA
Height 198 mm
Width 129 mm
Thickness 43 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 672