Friday May 29, 2020

Summer Books: Just the facts

From political profiles to insider autobiographies and sporting nostalgia, there's something for every discerning reader in our non-fiction round-up.

1st June, 2014
Tom Gilmartin arriving at the Mahon Tribunal. Picture: Photocall

HISTORY

**By** Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson made his name as a travel writer, but in recent years the Iowa native has proved himself to be a superb historian as well. One Summer is a panoramic study of the US in 1927, a time when Americans first began to believe they could lead the world. A jaunty mix of striking anecdotes and statistics, Bryson's narrative revolves around some of the era's most memorable characters, including the...

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