It was a summer when Lindbergh flew, the Yankees soared, the Midwest rains flowed, Al Capone reigned, and America prospered — a summer that was vibrant and wild and only two years from Depression and despair. It was a time of character and insights into the American character, of spicy murder and saucy music.
It was 1927, and in “One Summer,’’ Bill Bryson recounts a remarkable period in America’s passage. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He can be reached at email@example.com.