04 November 2017

Bill Bryson: One Summer - America 1927

 Bill BrysonOne Summer - America 1927

26 September 2013:
"The memorable summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh's historic flight across the Atlantic and ended with the release of The Jazz Singer, which ushered in sound cinema, and Babe Ruth's record-setting 60 home runs for the New York Yankees. In between came the notorious Ruth Snyder murder case (inspiring the film Double Indemnity); the execution of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti; the great Mississippi flood, which lasted longer than any other American natural catastrophe; the Dempsey-Tunney fight; Henry Ford beginning to develop the Model A; and the starting of work on Mount Rushmore by the improbably named Gutzon Borglum."

Al Capone (1899-1947)
Seine Herrschaft beruhte auf der wegen der Prohibition extrem verbreiteten Korruption in Chicago. Bemerkenswert, dass Capone schon im Alter von 27 J. Bandenchef wurde und dass sie nur etwa eineinhalb Jahre andauerte.
"The police force of Chicago became in fact Caponee's private army."
Babe Ruth (1895-1848) Lou Gehrig (1903-41)
Folge von Lindberghs Atlantiküberquerung: "Aviation became for the 1930s what radio was for the 1920s." (S.471)

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