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The Resource One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson, (sound recording)

One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson, (sound recording)

Label
One summer : America, 1927
Title
One summer
Title remainder
America, 1927
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, 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. Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly sat atop a flagpole in Newark, New Jersey, for twelve days -- a new record. The American South was clobbered by unprecedented rain and by flooding of the Mississippi basin, a great human disaster, the relief efforts for which were guided by the uncannily able and insufferably pompous Herbert Hoover. Calvin Coolidge interrupted an already leisurely presidency for an even more relaxing three-month vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 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. In 1927, America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event, and Bill Bryson captures the year's outsized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
973.915
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E791
LC item number
.B79 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Duration: 17:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
May: The kid -- June: The Babe -- July: The President -- August: The anarchists -- September: Summer's end
Control code
ocn854900302
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (1020 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804127356
Isbn Type
(Library ed.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Publisher number
  • RHA 4221
  • DD5435
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)854900302
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
One summer : America, 1927, Bill Bryson, (sound recording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Duration: 17:00:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
May: The kid -- June: The Babe -- July: The President -- August: The anarchists -- September: Summer's end
Control code
ocn854900302
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (1020 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804127356
Isbn Type
(Library ed.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Publisher number
  • RHA 4221
  • DD5435
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)854900302
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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