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History so fascinating it keeps you glued to the page

One Summer: America, 1927 - Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is a writer who could  make anything fascinating and he really shines in this book. I had no idea the summer of 1927 was so noteworthy, but it turns out a bunch of remarkable people were involved in a lot of impressive and/or notorious activities, including Al Capone, Babe Ruth, Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, Herbert Hoover, and a host of others--some of whom I’d never heard of.  Due to personal preferences parts of the book interested me more than others, but Bryson’s skill as a storyteller kept me glued to the page throughout. It’s the kind of book that will make will make you laugh and shake your head in amazement.


Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/694036621