One Summer: America, 1927

Kelly Wallace, Librarian, History Department,

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."
                                                                                     -Winston Churchill

The History Lovers Book Club is a virtual book discussion group offering readers a convenient way to connect with others who love history and books. It's perfect for readers with busy lives and those who like to read at their own pace.

This is a public group--anyone can  join.  The discussion is available 24/7.  Everyone is welcome to post a comment, but we reserve the right to delete.  Any posts marketing to members will be deleted. 

Our initial selection is:  One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson


One Summer


The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic.  Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record.  In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone was tightening his grip on bootlegging.  The first true "talking picture," The Jazz Singer, was filmed, forever changing the motion picture industry.  All this and much, much more transpired in the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things-and when the twentieth century truly became the American century.--Provided by the publisher.

Borrow One Summer from your local branch or place it on hold. We will be reading this title through the summer.  It is never too late to start or to post.