One Summer by Bill Bryson
What’s it about?
Bill Bryson takes us back to the summer of 1927 and reminds us of all that happened that wondorous year. Babe Ruth hits 60 homeruns, Charles Lindbergh flies from New York to Paris, Al Capone is enjoying his last summer of prominence, the Federal Reserve lowers the interest rate and sets in motion what will become the great depression, the Mississippi floods and devastates much of the country, radio is coming of age, television is being developed, talking movies are the new discovery, bombs are flying, murders are happening and much more!
What did I think?
Every time I get bewildered about the state of the world it is good to go back and read a little history. I always come away amazed at mans’ accomplishments, and puzzled by our inability to learn from our mistakes.
Should you read it?
“As Lindbergh covered the last leg from Cherbourg to Paris he had no idea that he was about to experience fame on a scale and intensity unlike any experienced by any human being before.”
Which story line was the most interesting to you?
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― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!