One Summer: America, 1927

By Bryson, Bill

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9780804127356
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Reviewed on January 1, 2014  |  Audio

In Bryson's (At Home) prismatic look at America's coming of age during five pivotal months in 1927, emphasis is placed on the meteoric rise of Charles Lindbergh, who quickly became a victim of his fame after his solo Atlantic crossing. The author also touches upon many other historical events, however. Party boy Babe Ruth and mama's boy Lou Gehrig are presented as avatars for America's love affair with baseball. The Snyder-Grey murder trial is depicted as an early tabloid sensation. Bryson suggests that anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti might not h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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