The Resource One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson

One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson

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One summer : America, 1927
Title
One summer
Title remainder
America, 1927
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Title variation
America, 1927
Creator
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 "Shipwreck" Kelly sat atop a flagpole in Newark, New Jersey, for twelve days -- a new record. The American South was clobbered by unprecedented rain and by flooding of the Mississippi basin, a great human disaster, the relief efforts for which were guided by the uncannily able and insufferably pompous Herbert Hoover. Calvin Coolidge interrupted an already leisurely presidency for an even more relaxing three-month vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The gangster Al Capone tightened his grip on the illegal booze business through a gaudy and murderous reign of terror and municipal corruption. The first true "talking picture," Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer, was filmed and forever changed the motion picture industry. The four most powerful central bankers on earth met in secret session on a Long Island estate and made a fateful decision that virtually guaranteed a future crash and depression. In 1927, America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event, and Bill Bryson captures the year's outsized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness
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Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
E791
LC item number
.B79 2013b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 663-701) and index
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
May: The Kid -- June: The Babe -- July: The President -- August: The anarchists -- September: Summer's end
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24 cm.
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Edition
First Large Print Edition
Extent
751 pages (large print), 16 pages of plates
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large print
Isbn
9780375434327
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Note
TW : 2013-08-22
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)826076443

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