Bill Bryson: "One Summer: America, 1927" (Rebroadcast)

Charles A. Lindbergh poses with his plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" in this 1927 photo.  - (AP Photo)

Charles A. Lindbergh poses with his plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" in this 1927 photo.

(AP Photo)

Bill Bryson: "One Summer: America, 1927" (Rebroadcast)

Bestselling author Bill Bryson joins us to talk about his newest book, "One Summer: America, 1927." He details the events that transfixed the nation in that year including Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, Babe Ruth in the batter's box and epic floods in the Mississippi basin. Join us to talk about America in 1927 and how many of the key news stories of that year resonate today.

The summer of 1927 isn’t a year that particularly stands out in U.S. history books, but it was, as writer Bill Bryson explains, a crucial one in America’s past. A previously unknown young man, Charles Lindbergh, crossed the Atlantic. Babe Ruth transfixed a nation with a home run record that endured for decades. And an epic flood of the Mississippi River prompted the first ever massive federal relief effort. In a new book, Bryson details these and other events of the summer of 1927 and their long lasting legacy.

Guests

Bill Bryson

journalist and author.

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Excerpted from "One Summer: America, 1927" by Bill Bryson Copyright © 2013 by Bill Bryson. Excerpted by permission of Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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