One Summer tells the story of many famous people and events that took place during the summer of 1927. The stories range from legend Babe Ruth to aviator Charles Lindbergh to innovator Henry Ford and everyone in between. Events like the Mississippi River Flood, the Sash-Weight Murder and the start of the Great Depression. One Summer is a fascinating book about the many events in 1927.
I am actually not finished with this book, so there may be ( there are ) more interesting and incredible tales of the summer. I don't need to finish the book before I reviewed it because it isn't the type of book that has a plot and a climax; this book is many short biographies that tell about famous people and what they were like and what they were famous for. I have found this book to be very entertaining, though. Between, the dumb murder cases, the inspiring break-throughs, the incredible blunders and the amazing people, I don't know what there is to be bored about.
Bill Bryson did a great job of pulling the story together as well. Everything flows nicely and there are many quotes from memoirs and autobiographies that add firsthand insight and colorful revelations. The book is divided into months, so the events that happened in May are found in the May section, so everything is chronological, which greatly helps reduce confusion if it is there at all.
Overall, I am very happy with this book. I love the little history lessons embedded in the story and the writing is very nice. I would highly recommend it.
I hope you enjoyed my review and come back on Saturday for a review of Where the Heart Is!