One summer America, 1927
(Playaway)

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[New York] : Solon, Ohio : Random House Audio ;, [2013]., Solon, Ohio :
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Unabridged.
Physical Desc
1 audio media player (approximately 17 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult Audio/Video (1st floor)
SMP 973.91 BRY

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Playaway
Language
English
ISBN
9781467649780, 1467649783

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"Random House Audio"--Container.
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"HDAUDIO."
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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1 AAA battery and head phones required for use, but not supplied by library.
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Read by the author.
Description
The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Meanwhile, the titanically talented Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the home run record, which would culminate on September 30 with his sixtieth blast, one of the most resonant and durable records in sports history. In between those dates a Queens housewife named Ruth Snyder and her corset-salesman lover garroted her husband, leading to a murder trial that became a huge tabloid sensation. The American South was clobbered by unprecedented rain and by flooding of the Mississippi basin. The gangster Al Capone tightened his grip on the illegal booze business through a gaudy and murderous reign of terror and municipal corruption. The first true "talking picture," Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer, was filmed and forever changed the motion picture industry. The four most powerful central bankers on earth met in secret session on a Long Island estate and made a fateful decision that virtually guaranteed a future crash and depression. All this and much, much more transpired in that epochal summer of 1927.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Bryson, B. (2013). One summer: America, 1927 (Unabridged.). Random House Audio ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. 2013. One Summer: America, 1927. [New York] : Solon, Ohio: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. One Summer: America, 1927 [New York] : Solon, Ohio: Random House Audio, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. One Summer: America, 1927 Unabridged., Random House Audio ;, 2013.

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