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    One Summer: America 1927 (Black Swan) (Paperback) By (author) Bill Bryson

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    DescriptionIn 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, the horrifying bombing of a school in Michigan, the thrillingly improbable return to greatness of an 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 the trademark brio, wit and authority that has made him Britain's favourite writer of narrative non-fiction, he brings to life a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and changed the world for ever.


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    Title
    One Summer
    Subtitle
    America 1927
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Bryson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 672
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 179 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 369 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552779401
    ISBN 10: 0552779407
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Libri: ENGM2000, USAA5012
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070, HIS038000, HIS036060
    DC23: 973.915
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Swan Ireland
    Publication date
    22 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bill Bryson's bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, A Walk in the Woods and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society's Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award. He has written books on language, on Shakespeare, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestseller was At Home: a Short History of Private Life. He was born in the American Mid-West, and lives in the UK.
    Review quote
    "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?" -- Craig Brown Mail on Sunday "A fascinating snapshot of a season during which America, for better or worse, ushered in the modern world." Sunday Times "A gifted raconteur...The book is filled with eccentric, flamboyant characters and memorable stories...highly amusing." Guardian "A great new form of literature: biography of a few months in one country." -- Matt Ridley The Times (Books of the Year) "Few writers of nonfiction, and,let's be honest,few enough writers of novels, can crack the narrative whip like Bryson. One Summer fairly whirls along...full of exhilarating, fact-filled fun...surely the most sublime distraction published this year." Observer