Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – some fun facts:   Leave a comment

  • Did the Japanese Navy really visit New York City and their officers attend the Yankees game where Babe Ruth hit his 58th and 59th home runs that Thursday, Sept. 29, 1927?
  • Did Cunard’s Mauretania of 1907 really hold the trans-Atlantic speed record for over 20 years from 1909 to 1929? (both directions)
  • Did steam-powered trains often exceed 100 mph in the 1920’s making up time when running late?
  • Was there sound-on-film BEFORE the ‘Jazz Singer,’ touted as the first ‘Talking Picture,’  was released in November, 1927?  (The Jazz Singer used the less sophisticated Vitaphone sound synchronization system)
Yes – true facts!
To find out more, and have some fun along the way, take a walk back in time with us to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run. Hang out with the incomparably witty Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Harpo Marx. Meet Dorothy’s friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald; run into a young and as yet unknown James Cagney, Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a certain Japanese Navy midshipman and many others.
If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris’ or ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and enjoy Jack Finney’s ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too! Enjoy! Available on Amazon both Paperback and Kindle editions!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page

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Posted December 5, 2011 by mikeile51 in The Books

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