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The Resource One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson

One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson

Label
One summer : America, 1927
Title
One summer
Title remainder
America, 1927
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest of the time), a semi-crazed sculptor with a mad plan to carve four giant heads into an inaccessible mountain called Rushmore, a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and a youthful aviator named Charles Lindbergh who started the summer wholly unknown and finished it as the most famous man on earth. (So famous that Minnesota considered renaming itself after him.) It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention of television, the peak of Al Capone's reign of terror, the horrifying bombing of a school in Michigan by a madman, the ill-conceived decision that led to the Great Depression, the thrillingly improbable return to greatness of a wheezing, over-the-hill baseball player named Babe Ruth, and an almost impossible amount more. In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a story of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy. With the trademark brio, wit and authority that have made him Britain's favourite writer of narrative non-fiction, he rolls out an unforgettable cast of vivid and eccentric personalities to bring to life a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage and changed the world for ever
Cataloging source
AU-TuBPP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
973.915
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
Adult
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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  • Nineteen twenty-seven, A.D
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Audiobooks
Target audience
adult
Label
One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 14 audio CDs
  • Duration: 17:04:47
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781486220304-BOL023868-000
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (CD) (17 hr., 04 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781486220304
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 14 audio CDs
  • Duration: 17:04:47
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781486220304-BOL023868-000
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (CD) (17 hr., 04 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781486220304
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      4 – 6 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HF, GB
      51.51025 -0.1280484
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