Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mini shout: One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson

 Who had any idea so many memorable events happened in 1927?  I certainly learned a lot, and enjoyed the history lesson.  Bryson as usual dispenses tidbits of history along with philosophy, sociology, politics, geology, anthropology, and just plain fun.  There's baseball (Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs that summer), there's aviation (Charles Lindbergh and a host of others were setting all kinds of airbourne records),there's the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti (along with the entire story of electrocution. Prohibition was foundering, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover were both exhibiting their lack of charisma, and the movies were shifting from silent to talkies.
Fascinating in both print and audio.

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher:Doubleday (2013), Edition: 0, Hardcover, 528 pages
Genre: History
Subject: Important trends and events happening in 1927
Source: public library download
Why did I read this book now? It was available, I love Bill Bryson, and the subject matter intrigued me.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to this one myself in MAY, glad u enjoyed it.

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