Reviews

  • "Bill Bryson is a true master of popular narrative. Over the course of his career, he has bestowed a beautiful clarity on even the most recondite of subjects...Has history ever been so enjoyable?"

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • "A fascinating snapshot of a season during which America, for better or worse, ushered in the modern world."

    Sunday Times
  • "A gifted raconteur...The book is filled with eccentric, flamboyant characters and memorable stories...highly amusing."

    Guardian
  • "A great new form of literature: biography of a few months in one country."

    Matt Ridley, The Times (Books of the Year)
  • "Few writers of nonfiction, and,let's be honest,few enough writers of novels, can crack the narrative whip like Bryson. One Summer fairly whirls along...full of exhilarating, fact-filled fun...surely the most sublime distraction published this year."

    Observer