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Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

 
 
 
 
Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Author: Bill Bryson
ISBN 13: 9780380713813
ISBN 10: 380713810
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2001-10-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $14.99
 
 

Bill Bryson, who gave glorious voice to The Mother Tongue, now celebrates her magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood...and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle call his befeathered cap "Macaroni."

Denver Post

Plain fun ... a terrific book, likely to make its readerschuckle if not guffaw ... Bryson manages to demolish somecherished American myths ... If more high schools used thisas their history text, the course might be one of the morepopular ones in school.