One Summer - Bill Bryson

One Summer

By Bill Bryson

  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Genre: United States
  • Book: One Summer
One Summer book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 369 Ratings)

One Summer Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

One Summer is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

User reviews about the book

  • Enjoyable & Informative

    By Emmet Aloysius
    My first book by Bryson and I will look into some of his other works based on this book. I would have enjoyed it more if I had not recently read the biography of Charles Lindbergh who figures prominently in this book. Bryson includes many funny and interesting details about major evensts. Overall a good read...EAF
  • Fascinating!

    By RandomRacer
    Mr. Bryson always turns out a great read. Humor, unknown facts, amazing heroes and villainous villains. It's all there in a real page turner. I wish Bill Bryson would have been my American History teacher!
  • Read it!

    By MartyPiano
    Bill Bryson makes history fascinating. It reads like non-fiction in that it is hard to put down. I wish I could find more books like this.
  • A Great History of the Twenties

    By Swamprb
    Bryson skillfully weaves significant events of the twenties, culminating in the summer of 1927. Some of the events are well known while others have become obscure. It's an interestingly written history about the best and worst of America during one of its greatest hay days.
  • Sheer delight

    By Springhaven 844
    By turns fascinating, hysterical and astounding. Events and people everyone knows are revealed as so much more interesting than we ever knew, and one more than a few occasions, much more horrible. A great read and an amazing set of stories.
  • Outstanding!

    By The Story ❤️
    Thoroughly enjoyed this trip through the 1920's and 1927, in particular. Bill Bryson has a knack for writing about people and places that leave me wanting to learn more. I've read almost all his books and look forward to the rest.
  • I didn't want it to end

    By bbjb49
    I got so caught up in this most interesting and informative book that I slowed down towards the end because I wanted it to last longer.
  • One Summer

    By Seattleryan
    Delightful and riveting. The characters in this book from Lindbergh to Ruth are astonishing. Makes me wish I had lived in the era.
  • Fun reading.

    By crunch
    I love history, and no one tells a small sliver of American History as entertainingly as Bryson. Fun reading.
  • One Summer America 1927

    By Amlynnka
    Bill Bryson writes with a droll humor that makes just about any topic or tangential topic very interesting and of course it's filled with laugh out loud passages

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