One summer [electronic resource] : America, 1927. Bill Bryson.
- ISBN: 9780804127363 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (14 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2013.
|General Note:|| Unabridged.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Narrator: Bill Bryson.
|Summary, etc.:|| A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy BookA GoodReads Reader's ChoiceIn One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Meanwhile, the titanically talented Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the home run record, which would culminate on September 30 with his sixtieth blast, one of the most resonant and durable records in sports history. In between those dates a Queens housewife named Ruth Snyder and her corset-salesman lover garroted her husband, leading to a murder trial that became a huge tabloid sensation. Alvin...
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