One Summer is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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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
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Delightful and riveting. The characters in this book from Lindbergh to Ruth are astonishing. Makes me wish I had lived in the era.
I love history, and no one tells a small sliver of American History as entertainingly as Bryson. Fun reading.
One Summer America 1927
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