John Bryson's One Summer

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I never thought 1927 in America was a particularly interesting time. After reading Bryson’s book, “One Summer: America 1927.” I’m convinced it might have been the most interesting time. This is a testament to Bryson’s storytelling skill, and not so much the actual history. Within the confines of about 400+ pages, Bryson weaves the backstories behind national headlines with the most obscure and trivial stories probably found only in back pages of small town newspapers. One Summer takes the reader through the major and the minor events of the time, the good, the proud, but also the sad and often the ugly history that is America. After reading this book and getting a glimpse of what America was like 90 years ago, I’m left marveling at the
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