Christine
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Does anyone know what things happened,all in 1927? How much research did BRYSON do?

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Elizabeth Alas, the link to Bryson's footnotes for One Summer, that Larry Orr posted, is broken. However, as of February 2017, there is a live link to the 119 page pdf of Source Notes for One Summer on the following page to Bryson's online source notes for One Summer:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/fi...

(Here is the link to the pdf: https://www.penguin.co.uk/content/dam... )


[R]eaders of my book are directed to a 119-page appendix available online that contains some 1,200 annotated source notes, enough to satisfy an academic far more scrupulous and attentive than he. The book’s bibliography contains some 300 entries and is accompanied by a section headed “Notes on Sources and Further Reading,” which discusses at some length (and with obvious familiarity) the principal books, journals, legal documents and other sources I consulted. These are regularly cited within the 500-odd pages of text of “One Summer” itself.

-Bill Bryson, Letter to Editor, Washington Post, 8 November 2013
Sandy Brehl When you see the name Bill Bryson you can rest assured that is extensive researched from authoritative/reliable sources. Just finished reading this and will post a review later today.
Paula There are many reference pages to coincide with his work. Bryson appears to be one who does due diligence when it comes to researching his books of works.
Elizabeth Alas, the link to Bryson's footnotes for One Summer, that Larry Orr posted, is broken. However, as of February 2017, there is a live link to the 119 page pdf of Source Notes for One Summer on the following page to Bryson's online source notes for One Summer:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/fi...

(Here is the link to the pdf: https://www.penguin.co.uk/content/dam... )


[R]eaders of my book are directed to a 119-page appendix available online that contains some 1,200 annotated source notes, enough to satisfy an academic far more scrupulous and attentive than he. The book’s bibliography contains some 300 entries and is accompanied by a section headed “Notes on Sources and Further Reading,” which discusses at some length (and with obvious familiarity) the principal books, journals, legal documents and other sources I consulted. These are regularly cited within the 500-odd pages of text of “One Summer” itself.

-Bill Bryson, Letter to Editor, Washington Post, 8 November 2013
Elizabeth Alas, the link to Bryson's footnotes for One Summer, that Larry Orr posted, is broken. However, as of February 2017, there is a live link to the 119 page pdf of Source Notes for One Summer on the following page to Bryson's online source notes for One Summer:

https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/fi...

(Here is the link to the pdf: https://www.penguin.co.uk/content/dam... )
[R]eaders of my book are directed to a 119-page appendix available online that contains some 1,200 annotated source notes, enough to satisfy an academic far more scrupulous and attentive than he. The book’s bibliography contains some 300 entries and is accompanied by a section headed “Notes on Sources and Further Reading,” which discusses at some length (and with obvious familiarity) the principal books, journals, legal documents and other sources I consulted. These are regularly cited within the 500-odd pages of text of “One Summer” itself.

-Bill Bryson, Letter to Editor, Washington Post, 8 November 2013
Larry Orr Bryson's footnotes indicate that he based most of his research on newspapers, popular magazines, memoirs and secondary resources. Oddly enough, his footnotes are not in the book, but online. The URL for the footnotes on page 459 does not work, but I eventually found them at http://billbryson.rhgd2.co.uk/wp-cont...
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