[EPUB] ✹ One Summer By Bill Bryson – Buyphenergan500.us

One Summer A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy BookA GoodReads Reader S ChoiceIn 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 Home Run Record, Which Would Culminate On September 30 With His Sixtieth Blast, One Of The Most Resonant And Durable Records In Sports History In Between Those Dates A Queens Housewife Named Ruth Snyder And Her Corset Salesman Lover Garroted Her Husband, Leading To A Murder Trial That Became A Huge Tabloid Sensation Alvin Shipwreck Kelly Sat Atop A Flagpole In Newark, New Jersey, For Twelve Days A New Record The American South Was Clobbered By Unprecedented Rain And By Flooding Of The Mississippi Basin, A Great Human Disaster, The Relief Efforts For Which Were Guided By The Uncannily Able And Insufferably Pompous Herbert Hoover Calvin Coolidge Interrupted An Already Leisurely Presidency For An Even Relaxing Three Month Vacation In The Black Hills Of South Dakota The Gangster Al Capone Tightened His Grip On The Illegal Booze Business Through A Gaudy And Murderous Reign Of Terror And Municipal Corruption The First True Talking Picture, Al Jolson S The Jazz Singer, Was Filmed And Forever Changed The Motion Picture Industry The Four Most Powerful Central Bankers On Earth Met In Secret Session On A Long Island Estate And Made A Fateful Decision That Virtually Guaranteed A Future Crash And Depression All This And Much, Much Transpired In That Epochal Summer Of 1927, And Bill Bryson Captures Its Outsized Personalities, Exciting Events, And Occasional Just Plain Weirdness With His Trademark Vividness, Eye For Telling Detail, And Delicious Humor In That Year America Stepped Out Onto The World Stage As The Main Event, And One Summer Transforms It All Into Narrative Nonfiction Of The Highest Order.

[EPUB] ✹ One Summer  By Bill Bryson – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Hardcover
  • 456 pages
  • One Summer
  • Bill Bryson
  • English
  • 20 May 2018
  • 0767919408

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  1. says:

    A non fiction work centered around events of one particular year but about the 1920 s in general It s really a collections of mini biographies and vignettes of the major players and events of the 1920 a Fifty photos are included The two main characters threaded throughout the book whose stories provide a framework for the whole are Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth If you read this book, here s what you ll get Stories of early aviation and how the US was way behind Europe in scheduled commerci A non fiction work centered around events of one particular year but about the 1920 s in general It s really a collections of mini biographies and vignettes of the major players and events of the 1920 a Fifty photos are included The two main characters threaded throughout the book whose stories provide a framework for the whole are Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth If you read this book, here s what you ll get Stories of early aviation and how the US was way behind Europe in scheduled commercial air travelThe sash weight murder and the rise of the tabloids For young people, sash weights were heavy iron pipes used in the mechanism of wood windows Prohibition, flappers and Al Capone who really only had a 3 year reign as gangster king The Bath, Michigan school bombing that killed 44 The first national radio broadcasts and networksNYC became the world s largest city the skyscraper boomThe Great Mississippi Flood of 1927The Stock market buy now, pay later bubble leading up to t...


  2. says:

    This is a fun and interesting look at America in the 1920s, but specifically the summer of 1927 It is remarkable how much happened in a few short months Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs The Federal Reserve made the mistake that precipitated the stock market crash Al Capone enjoyed his last summer of eminence The Jazz Singer was filmed Television was created Radio came of age Sacco and Vanzetti were executed President Coolidge chose not to run Work began on Mount Rush The Mississippi flo This is a fun and interesting look at America in the 1920s, but specifically the summer of 1927 It is remarkable how much happened in a few short months Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs The Federal Reserve made the mistake that precipitated the stock market crash Al Capone enjoyed his last summer of eminence The Jazz Sing...


  3. says:

    If you think that you had a busy summer, consider 1927 Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic and became a national hero Babe Ruth broke his own home run record on a Yankees club that would be remembered as one of the best baseball teams ever assembled The Midwest was devastated by extensive flooding and the Secretary of Commerce Hebert Hoover was in charge of recovery efforts A routine murder trial in New York became a media sensation for reasons no one can explain Sacco and Vanzetti were e If you think that you had a busy summer, consider 1927 Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic and became a national hero Babe Ruth broke his own home run record on a Yankees club that would be remembered as one of the best baseball teams ever assembled The Midwest was devastated by extensive flooding and the Secretary of Commerce Hebert Hoover was in charge of recovery efforts A routine murder trial in New York became a media sensation for reasons no one can explain Sacco and...


  4. says:

    There are some very obvious qualities to look for when choosing a history book Accuracy is one thing You want the facts to be factual Analysis is another You want there to be some meaning to the facts presented Storytelling, though Storytelling is the thing And it s hard to find So often in my reading, I ve found that narrative takes a backseat to academic qualities such as primary source sifting It s a shame, because I think storytelling is the paramount quality of a good history book There are some very obvious qualities to look for when choosing a history book Accuracy is one thing You want the facts to be factual Analysis is another You want there to be some meaning to the facts presented Storytelling, though Storytelling is the thing And it s hard to find So often in my reading, I ve found that narrative takes a backseat to academic qualities such as primary source sifting It s a shame, because I think storytelling is the paramount quality of a good history book Yes, factual facts are important Yes, interpretation and analysis are important But if you can t tell a good story, why am I wasting my time I m a decade andfinished with school, so reading is a pastime, not a punishment Bill Bryson is a storyteller, first and foremost I m not sure how he did his research for One Summer America 1927, but I m guessing it didn t include a lot of digging in dusty libraries A glance through the Notes and Bibliography shows a heavy reliance on secondary sources Thus, the va...


  5. says:

    I know I m Johnny come lately on the Bill Bryson bandwagon, but I am fast becoming a full fledged fanclub member Honestly, I d read just about anything that dude wrote In fact, if I can convince him to write my obituary, I m going to throw myself in front of a bus the first chance I get just so I can read it The title of One Summer America, 1927 explains pretty clearly what s between the covers And oh boy, what a whole heck of a lot happened that year Here s some of the highlights I know I m Johnny come lately on the Bill Bryson bandwagon, but I am fast becoming a full fledged fanclub member Honestly, I d read just about anything that dude wrote In fact, if I can convince him to write my obituary, I m going to throw myself in front of a bus the first chance I get just so I can read it The title of One Summer America, 1927 explains pretty clearly what s between the covers And oh boy, what a whole heck of a lot happened that year Here s some of the highlights Charles Lindbergh s historic flight across the AtlanticThe Great Mississippi Flood The worst national disaster in U.S history at the time, affected well over half a million people.The advent of televisionFirst real talkie, The Jazz Singer Brings about the sudden death of silent films.President Calvin Coolidge Least hard working US President of all time.Babe Ruth broke the current home run recordLindbergh s story and that of flight in general t...


  6. says:

    Thethings change, thethey stay the same Insert Snake Plissken gif here Bill Bryson takes a look at almost everything going on in the summer of 1927 Think Sacco and Vanzetti, Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, the invention of TV and talkies, Coolidge, Hoover, and Henry Ford.What struck me most about this book is that the things going on in 1927 aren t that much different than the things going on today In the autumn of 1927 Hoover s opponents, of whom there were many, began Thethings change, thethey stay the same Insert Snake Plissken gif here Bill Bryson takes a look at almost everything going on in the summer of 1927 Think Sacco and Vanzetti, Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, the invention of TV and talkies, Coolidge, Hoover, and Henry Ford.What struck me most about this book is that the things going on in 1927 aren t that much different than the things going on today In the autumn of 1927 Hoover s opponents, of whom there were many, began floating the notion that Hoover couldn t legally run because he hadn t been resident in America for the proceeding 14 years, as the Constitution required.Recently, people try to claim Obama isn t an American Illinois imposed no restrictions on the sale of tommy guns, so they were available to the general public in hardware stores, sporting goods stores, and even dr...


  7. says:

    Only one man could take Charles Lindbergh s 1927 transatlantic flight, Babe Ruth s record setting home runs, the worst flooding in US History, a surprise announcement by President Coolidge, the execution of two Italian anarchists, the introduction of taking motion pictures, television and the electric chair and dozens of other totally unrelated eve...


  8. says:

    It has been a long time since I have read a Bill Bryson book so when I happened upon an opportunity to win an ARC of One Summer America, 1927, I jumped at the chance Bryson is nothing if not prolific He cranks them out C SPAN s Book TV has an eight minute interview with him about his most recent effort I received the ARC of One Summer just a month before publication, I was not able to read the entire 448 page book prior to its publication But I It has been a long time since I have read a Bill Bryson book so when I happened upon an opportunity to win an ARC of One Summer America, 1927, I jumped at the chance Bryson is nothing if not prolific He cranks them out C SPAN s Book TV has an eight minute interview with him about his most recent effort I received the ARC of One Summer just a month before publication, I was not able to read the entire 448 page book prior to its publication But...


  9. says:

    A five star review from an avowed fiction reader for a non fiction book is pretty rare But this book kept me just as enthralled as a great novel What a summer 1927 was and what a storyteller Bill Bryson is From the fascinating little known facts about Charles Lindbergh s flight and all the disastrous attempts before him that I had to read aloud to my husband saying, Did yo...


  10. says:

    When I picked this up, I had no idea that it would be so interestingWe travel forwards and backwards in history but all events converged to a significant moment during 1927 Unlike A Short History of Nearly Everything or At Home A Short History of Private Life where Bill Bryson looks into the full picture behind centuries of research, we have an account in extreme detail about regarding a single year We have Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic a person whose fame started in 1927 and who When I picked this up, I had no idea that it would be so interestingWe travel forwards and backwards in history but all events converged to a significant moment during 1927 Unlike A Short History of Nearly Everything or At Home A Short History of Private Life where Bill Bryson looks into the full picture behind centuries of research, we have an account in extreme detail about regarding a single year We have Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic a person whose fame started in 1927 and who s fame haunted him throughout the rest of his life Picture mobs of fans that never dissipate Funny, how such a popular man became only a footnote after nearly a hundred years.America became enraptured in the first big tabloid driven murder trial Rut...

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