Author - Bill Bryson
Publisher - Black Swan
Edition - 1994
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 478
Condition - Used
Readers from Toad Suck, Arkansas, to Idiotsville, Oregon–and everywhere in between–will love Made in America, Bill Bryson’s Informal History of the English Language in the United States. It is, in a word, fascinating. After reading this tour de force, it’s clear that a nation’s language speaks volumes about its true character: you are what you speak. Bryson traces America’s history through the language of the time, then goes on to discuss words culled from everyday activities: immigration, eating, shopping, advertising, going to the movies, and others.

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