Review: 1927: One Summer by Bill Bryson

Highly recommended. 1927 had a  summer that saw Lindbergh fly the Atlantic, television invented and much more. Most interesting bits of this for me are that:

  • Henry Ford bought part of Brazil to grow rubber for tyres, and called it Fordlandia. It was a hopeless catastrophe.
  • Al Capone’s brother was bodyguard to the president when he opened Mount Rushmore.

Just brilliant.

Lindbergh turns out to be a proper idiot though.

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