September 22, 2013

One Summer

cover image of One Summer
America, 1927
Bill Bryson

The ever-popular author of A Walk in the Woods (1998) and At Home (2010) returns with a wide-ranging look at the major events of one exciting summer in America during 1927. It began on May 21st when Charles Lindbergh completed the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, and culminated on September 30th with Babe Ruth setting the record for most home runs in a single season (60). Along the way, President Calvin Coolidge, Henry Ford, Al Jolson, and Al Capone also have their day. "While he may be an expatriate residing in England, Bryson's American pride saturates this rewarding book,” writes Kirkus Reviews.