Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Opening paragraphs..................

Ten days before he became so famous that crowds would form around any building that contained him and waiters would fight over a corncob left on his dinner plate, no one had heard of Charles Lindbergh.  The New York Times had mentioned him once, in the context of the coming Atlantic flights.  It had misspelled his name.
-Bill Bryson,  One Summer:  America, 1927

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