TUESDAY, September 19th: International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

It's Finally Here!  And we have two sessions featuring original works to celebrate the day:



@ 7PM: GEORGE WAS A PIRATE...
R. Crap Mariner's "Pirate George" canon of 100w stories have become a favorite at Seanchai Library.  Beginning just about a year ago, George has had all manner of misadventure, in story after story.  Tonight Corwyn, Faerie, Kayden, and Caledonia will bravely share George's various pirate adventures, selected randomly from the "George stories," and read "cold" - with no advanced preparation.  

@ 8:30PM: METEOR MAGS: Hang My Body on the Pier
In “Hang My Body on the Pier”, a pirate queen's memoirs tell of her rise to power at the end of the golden age of Atlantic piracy. Orphaned, young Magdalena joins a pirate crew that carves a path of destruction along the coast of colonial America.  But as she matures and can no longer pass for a male, she realizes that a woman's place is in the captain's chair. There’s just one thing she needs to do before she can get her own ship… Steal a whole lot of money!

Mags is regular at Seanchai Library events, but this will be the first time she's risen out of the chairs as an author to share this story.  Come along and learn more.  You can also read along with a PDF you can download free of charge from the author at: https://app.box.com/s/3j34gz13xifli542h55pt7r33rojqnjx

Both stories live, in voice.

MONDAY, September 18th at 7pm: A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA Continues

A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA
-  by Ursula K. Le Guin -
A boy goat herder found to have the potential to learn magic is sent to a famous college.  He learns so quickly he becomes cocky, trying spells beyond his ability to control.  If he cannot learn the secret of what he has conjured, it will eventually kill him.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


PIRATE SUNDAY is HERE!

We are dusting off our cutlasses, refreshing our command of "The Code" and getting ready to celebrate an event that marks the beginning of the "High Story Season" at Seanchai Library: International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  

Today is Pirate Sunday! 

@ 1-2:30pm - PIRATE TALES 
At Seanchai Library's Special Pirate Cove.  Be transported from the Library's Story Floor directly to the Cove for this special session featuring selections from Treasure Island, Captain Blood, and more, live in voice.
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X Marks the Spot to the real treasure - STORIES
@ 2:30 -4:30pm - DANCE, YOU SCALLIWAGS! 
At the Holly Kai Pavilion featuring rocking piratical and nautical tunes from DJ Dano Bookmite.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/47/147/23

Buckle on your swash, and your dress eye patch for dancing and delights!
Pirate Sunday benefits Feed a Smile, supporting a school in Kenya founded and run by Brique Topaz 16 years ago through her German-based Live and Learn in Kenya charity. 100 Lindens equals approximately 30 cents in real world currency, which pays for one child’s meal. One third of all money raised for each month's food budget is collected through donations in SL at The Lavender Fields where musicians perform in support of the children.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Bauer ("Ol' Chumbucket") and Mark Summers ("Cap'n Slappy"), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized, and comic view of the Golden Age of Piracy.  According to Summers, the day is the only known holiday to come into being as a result of a sports injury. During a racquetball game between Summers and Bauer, one of them reacted to the pain with an outburst of "Aaarrr!", and the idea was born.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library -- "Arrrrr! Thar be Pirates!"

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THAR BE PIRATES 
THIS WEEK,
BY THE POWERS!

All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.


*Sunday, September 17th at pm: PIRATE SUNDAY! ~ benefiting Kenya Feed-a-Smile
   ~ at 1:00pm : PIRATE TALES at Seanchai's Pirate Cove (one-click-teleport from the Library) followed by . . .

   ~ at 2:30pm: Piratical Music and Dancing at the Holly Kai Pavilion with DJ Dano Bookmite (you can teleport from the Library straight across the island - "It's a miracle of technology, arrrr, and you may lay to that!")
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/47/147/23

*Monday, September 18th, at 7 pm: Ursula K. Le Guin's A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, September 19th,(The Day ITSELF!)

   ~  at 7 pm: GEORGE WAS A PIRATE - Selected adventures from R. Crap Mariner's "Goerge Canon" of 100w stories in celebration of  International Talk Like A Pirate Day with Corwyn Allen, Faerie Maven-Pralou, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower.
  
   ~  at 9 pm: METEOR MAGS: Hang My Body on the Pier - an original tale for a special "Late Night" on this special day, presented by the author, Matthew Howard.

*Wednesday, September 20th, at 7 pm: Spider Robinson's CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON - Selected Stories with Corwyn Allen (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, September 21st: 

~at 7pm:  PIRATES! - Tom Chist and the Treasure Box, with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

~at 9pm:  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore


IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO PREPARE 
we recommend this handy tutorial from "The Master"




All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for August and September, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. 

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY September 14th at 7pm: PIRATES!! Blueskin The Pirate


"There was no more cruel, bloody, desperate, devilish pirate"
BLUESKIN THE PIRATE
(75 minutes)

Rumors and reports of Blueskin’s doings in the West Indies and off the Carolinas had been brought in now and then by sea captains. There was no more cruel, bloody, desperate, devilish pirate than he in all those pirate-infested waters.
Book: THE BOOK OF PIRATES Author: Howard Pyle

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WEDNESDAY, September 13th at 7pm: More from CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON


Corwyn Allen continues selections from Spider Robinson’s 1999 anthology.

A one-of-a-kind bar with a colorful batch of regulars who tell stories, exchange terrible puns, and meet strangers—human and alien alike—who are drawn to this 'saloon' where "shared pain is lessened, shared joy is increased."

If one were given the task of creating Spider Robinson from scratch, the best way to do it would be to snatch James Joyce from history, force-feed him Marx Brothers films and good jazz for the better part of a decade, then turn him loose on a world badly in need of a look at itself.
- The Vancouver Sun

Live in voice.
In Kitely

TUESDAY, September 12th at 7PM: ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS!

Caledonia whets your appetite for pirates and adventuring on the rolling blue in preparation for Talk Like A Pirate Day.
International

Selected tales to include The Legend of the Bell Rock, Pirate Jack Warrender and the Standing Stones, The Revenge of Emmy Tot! and more! Brush off your big boots, your excellent hat, and get to bucking your swash!  'Tis salty old pirates we'll be talkin' bout!

Live in voice.

MONDAY September 11th at 7pm: A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA

A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA
-  by Ursula K. Le Guin -
A boy goat herder found to have the potential to learn magic is sent to a famous college.  He learns so quickly he becomes cocky, trying spells beyond his ability to control.  If he cannot learn the secret of what he has conjured, it will eventually kill him.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


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SUNDAY STORIES!

@ 1:30pm TEA TIME at Baker Street  

Seanchai Library continues to share tales from The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927.
 
This week: The Adventure of the Creeping Man

The tale is a most peculiar one indeed, and not just for the story itself; The Adventure of the Creeping Man veers somewhat away from Conan Doyle’s usual scientific approach to the unravelling of the mysteries Holmes and Watson face; so much so that it has met with much debate among critics down the years.

Live in voice in the Seanchai Fireside room, downstairs.

@ 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Black Cauldron Continues.

More selections from the first two books in Lloyd Alexander's THE CHRONICLES OF PRYDAIN: "The Book of Three" and "The Black Cauldron." Join the adventures of Taran, Gurgi, Eilonwy and Fflewddur Fflam.


Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Parkhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
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THE PIRATES ARE COMING!  
Sunday, September 17th
Mark Your Calendars

All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.


*Sunday, September 10th: 
   ~ at 1:30pm : TEA TIME at Baker Street: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes continues with "The Adventure of the Creeping Man" in the Seanchai Fireside Room.

   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Black Cauldron Continues. Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, September 11th, at 7 pm: Ursula K. Le Guin's A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA Begin with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, September 12th, at 7 pm: ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS - Selected adventures to whet your appetite for International Talk Like A Pirate Day with Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, September 13th, at 7 pm: Spider Robinson's CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON - Selected Stories with Corwyn Allen (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, September 14th, at 7pm:  BLUESKIN THE PIRATE,  with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for August and September, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. 

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY September 7th at 7pm: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS pt2

"Toils and Dangers of the Wilderness"
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

The Last of the Mohicans is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War, when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America. During this war, both the French and the British used Native American allies, but the French were particularly dependent, as they were outnumbered in the Northeast frontier areas by the more numerous British colonists.

Book: The Last of the Mohicans Author: James Fenimoor Cooper

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AND DON'T FORGET!  @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore!


WEDNESDAY, September 6th at 7pm: Selections from CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON

Corwyn Allen begins selections from Spider Robinson’s 1999 anthology.


The titular saloon is a haven for lost souls; a place where the patrons come for one drink and a chance for a second – but only if they offer an unburdening toast at the fireplace. Mike Callahan, the owner, never judges but sometimes advises in as few words as possible.

In the first story in the collection, Callahan thinks he’s heard it all until one day, The Guy With The Eyes comes in.

He spends an hour nursing his first drink, then steps up to the fireplace and unburdens himself with the news that he’s an alien, a harbinger of doom for Earth, who will be returning home in just a couple of hours. But when he does, his masters will destroy the planet, convinced human kind is a cancer. Only he’s no longer convinced that this is true, and no longer wants to see the world destroyed…

Live in voice.
In Kitely


TUESDAY, September 5th at 7pm: ONE SUMMER ~ America 1927 Concludes

We close out this quick excursion into Bill Bryson's look at America in 1927 with stories about President Calvin Coolidge, a man inclined to scowl; he looked, in the well-chosen words of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, as if he had been "weaned on a pickle".  Whereas his predecessor Warren G. Harding had charm but no brains, Coolidge had brains but little charm.


One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson, is a book written with the author's characteristic eye for telling detail, and delicious humor. 1927 was the year America stepped out onto the world stage as the main event, and One Summer transforms it all into narrative non-fiction of the highest order. Join Kayden Oconnell for one final trip through history as seen by Bryson.

Presented live in voice.

MONDAY September 4th at 7pm: MORE THAN HUMAN

MORE THAN HUMAN
- by Theodore Sturgeon 1953 -
Alone, they're rejects of society.  Together they might be a new form of human.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


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SUNDAY, September 3rd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes continues
THIS WEEK: "The Problem of the Thor Bridge"

Neil Gibson, the Gold King and former Senator from "some Western state", approaches Holmes to investigate the murder of his wife Maria in order to clear his children's governess, Grace Dunbar, of the crime. It soon emerges that Mr. Gibson's marriage had been unhappy and he treated his wife very badly. He had fallen in love with her when he met her in Brazil, but soon realised they had nothing in common. He became attracted to Miss Dunbar; since he could not marry her, he had attempted to please her in other ways, such as trying to help people less fortunate than himself.


Maria Gibson was found lying in a pool of blood on Thor Bridge with a bullet through the head and note from the governess, agreeing to a meeting at that location, in her hand. A recently discharged revolver with one shot fired is found in Miss Dunbar's wardrobe. Holmes agrees to look at the situation in spite of the damning evidence.

Presented live in voice.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.


"The Last of the Mohicans" Part 1 in Seoncd Life
(Yes, we know there were not tee pees among the eastern nations.
Have you LOOKED on Marketplace lately?)
*Sunday, September 3rd, at 1:30pm : TEA TIME at Baker Street: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes continues with "The Problem of the Thor Bridge" in the Seanchai Fireside Room.

*Monday, September 4th, at 7 pm: Theodore Sturgeon's MORE THAN HUMAN Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, September 5th, at 7 pm: Bill Bryson's ONE SUMMER, America 1927 begins with Kayden Oconnell (THIS WEEK: Conclusion)

*Wednesday, September 6th, at 7 pm: Spider Robinson's CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON - Selected Stories with Corwyn Allen (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, September 7th: 
   ~ at 7pm: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, Concludes with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

   ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore - she's back!  With more contemporary Sci-fi & fantasy!

Shandon reads from the "Illustrated Classics" version and makes text and illustration
available to guests in Kitely and Second Life

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for August and September, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. 

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY August 31st at 7pm: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS pt1

"Toils and Dangers of the Wilderness"
THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

The Last of the Mohicans is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War, when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America. During this war, both the French and the British used Native American allies, but the French were particularly dependent, as they were outnumbered in the Northeast frontier areas by the more numerous British colonists.

Book: The Last of the Mohicans Author: James Fenimoor Cooper


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WEDNESDAY, August 30th at 7pm: More from WILD AT HEART

Aoife shares more from her debut novel . . .

SHE HAD NEVER LEFT HER VILLAGE

The day Nora Nicholson sets foot on board the frigate, the Dolphin bound for West Africa, she steps into a new world. Unmarried at 26, she has no choice but to follow her brother Edward. How could she guess what would happen? She finds work illustrating birds for the naturalist and ship's surgeon, John Sharples. She forms an unlikely friendship with flamboyant Senhora Morena. And she meets Hugh Beaumont, naturalist and explorer, late of the 95th Rifles.

HE COULD NOT WAIT TO LEAVE RESPONSIBILITIES BEHIND HIM

Through the long years of the War, he had led men into battle. Many never returned. Now he has a chance to pursue his dream of exploring the West African rivers and forests. But he can’t walk away from problems, whether it’s bringing criminals to justice or protecting a young lady who needs help. When love enters the picture, can he find a way to have it all?

NEW WORLDS CALL FOR NEW WAYS OF LIVING

After a terrible accident, Nora must fend for herself. Perhaps she is stronger than she has been taught–perhaps she can choose her own destiny. Hugh believes old values are holding back progress. He is ready to defy his family to claim his heart’s desire–if only he can master himself.


Live in voice.

TUESDAY, August 29th at 7pm: More from "ONE SUMMER: America 1927"

Kayden Oconnell continues Bill Bryson's One Summer: America, 1927, transporting us on a journey to one amazing season in American life.  

THIS WEEK: "The Babe" has a memorable season, and a walloping good summer too.

Bryson goes on to describe the summer of Babe Ruth, flagpole sitter "Shipwreck" Kelly, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, and Al Capone.  The stories are all told with an eye for telling detail and delicious humor.

Live in voice.

MONDAY August 28th at 7pm: MORE THAN HUMAN

MORE THAN HUMAN
- by Theodore Sturgeon 1953 -
Alone, they're rejects of society.  Together they might be a new form of human.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________


All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.


*Saturday, August 26th, at 2 pm: INTO THE UNKNOWN! with Seanchai Library & Friends (at Innsmouth's LOVEFEST 2017) Seanchai Library brings together gifted storytellers from across the grid to present selected adventures from the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the Lovecraftian genre, live in voice, including Ramsey Campbell's "Calling Card", Neil Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald" and Lovecraft's own "The Festival."
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*Sunday, August 27th: 

   ~ at 11:30am: VICTORIAN TALES (at Time Portal's Victorian London Zone) Scintillating adventures from penny dreadfuls to classic Victoriana like selections from Edgar Allan Poe, Kipling, and other icons of Victorian Literature in a special 90 minute session.  Corwyn Allen, Fayleen Bellois, Cybele Moon, Dubhna Rhiadra, and VT Torvalar live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Time%20Portal/197/229/1927

   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Black Cauldron Continues. Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, August 28th, at 7 pm: Theodore Sturgeon's MORE THAN HUMAN Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, August 29th, at 7 pm: Bill Bryson's ONE SUMMER, America 1927 begins with Kayden Oconnell (THIS WEEK: The Babe's Big Summer)

*Wednesday, August 30th, at 7 pm: More Adventure from WILD AT HEART with Aoife Lorefield(also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, August 31st, at 7pm: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, Part One with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for August and September, Little Kids Rocktransforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools. 

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY August 24th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - The Growth of the House of Usher


"Rowland Usher had built in the loneliest spot he could find"
THE GROWTH OF 
THE HOUSE OF USHER
"An unsettling examination of a bizarre dream house of a future age,
and the cost one pays for living there"

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OR
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DON'T FORGET!  @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Caledonia Skytower, and selections from HP Lovecraft.

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OR
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WEDNESDAY, August 23rd at 7PM: Selections from DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD - Conclusion

The final selection from Rebecca Wells' 1997 hit novel about the complicated relationship between a
mother and daughter, the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.

Tonight we learn the secret behind Vivi "dropping her bucket"; how a vibrant, intelligent, energetic young woman became overwhelmed by life as a housewife, mother of four, with too much booze and dubious medical advice.  Vivianne Abbot Walker simply came unhinged, and the fallout affected everyone around her, and everyone she loved.

Caledonia Skytower presents, live in voice.
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TUESDAY, August 22nd at 7PM: More from "ONE SUMMER ~ America 1927"

What the critics say about ONE SUMMER ~ America 1927


"...Bryson himself is captivated by the events of summer, 1927. And why not? They included Charles Lindbergh's solo flight over the Atlantic, Sacco and Vanzetti's execution, Gutzon Borglum's start on the sculpting of Mt. Rushmore, the Dempsey-Carpentier fight, and Babe Ruth's 60 home runs—all of which Bryson covers in characteristically sparkling prose."
Publishers Weekly


"As a historian, Bryson is the antithesis of stuffy. He's a storyteller, pure and simple, and One Summer is a collection of a great many tales about people and events, centered on (but not limited to) a single season in a single year... Bryson could have written a book just as interesting about the summer of 1949 or 1913. That's because his subject isn't really a year. It's human nature in all its odd and amazing array."
Chicago Tribune

"Bryson is a marvelous historian, not only exhaustively accurate, but highly entertaining. If you avoid textbook histories because they seem too dry, pick up One Summer, or any other of Mr. Bryson's books. They are intelligent delights." 
Liz Smith, The Huffington Post


Kayden Oconnell continues the adventure, live in voice.
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