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

by Bill Bryson

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Overview

“A literate exploration of why we use—or mangle—our native tongue.”—USA Today

Bill Bryson celebrates America’s 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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380713813
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/23/2001
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 102,413
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.

Hometown:

Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

1951

Place of Birth:

Des Moines, Iowa

Education:

B.A., Drake University, 1977

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