One Summer

America, 1927

Recommended by Tom Terry, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #12 in 1920S, Ranked #14 in Aviationsee more rankings.

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.

The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Meanwhile, the titanically talented Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the...

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Tom Terry Wow, I didn't know this! What an unbelievable accomplishment this was. Something so common nowadays was a huge endeavor in the 1927. BTW, a GREAT BOOK about this and other stories read: One Summer (in 1927) by Bill Bryson. Fantastic. (Source)

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