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What's Happening - One Summer America 1927

Novembre 2013
Il 1927 è stato un anno chiave, un anno rivoluzionario: nasce il cinema sonoro, Lindbergh compie il primo volo in solitaria sull'Atlantico, iniziano i lavori sul Monte Rushmore e molto, molto di più. Lo scrittore Bill Bryson al 1927 dedica un libro: One Summer America 1927.

di Mark Worden

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One Summer America 1927
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THE BOOK
Bill Bryson
One Summer America 1927

For many people Bill Bryson is a favourite writer. This is because of his ability to be interesting and amusing at the same time, whatever the subject. And the subjects are many: travel (The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America), memoirs (The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid), language (Made in America), science (A Short History of Nearly Everything) and social history (At Home: A Short History of Private Life). And history is the theme of his latest book, One Summer America 1927 (Doubleday). Bryson believes that 1927 was a key year in the USA, thanks to Charles Lindbergh, Al Capone, Babe Ruth and the birth of talking pictures, to name but a few


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