Made In America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill BrysonMade In America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson

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

byBill Bryson

Paperback | October 23, 2001

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Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its 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 called his befeathered cap "Macaroni."

"A treat ... filled with surprises ... a literate exploration ofwhy we use -- or mangle-our native tongue." (USA Today)
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Title:Made In America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.08 inPublished:October 23, 2001Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0380713810

ISBN - 13:9780380713813

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Bill Bryson, author of the national bestseller The Mother Tongue, takes an informed and affectionate look at the history of the U.S. from the perspective of language and popular culture..

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"A treat ... filled with surprises ... a literate exploration ofwhy we use -- or mangle-our native tongue." (USA Today)