Made In America

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006241741X
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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 ...

Made In America

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140909569X
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In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the ...

Icons Of England

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409095665
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First published as a lavish colour coffeetable book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks ...

Only Yesterday

Author: Frederick Lewis Allen
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504011376
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From the trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti to the inventions, crazes, and revolutions of the day, this timeless work will continue to be savored for generations to come.

Creamy And Crunchy

Author: Jon Krampner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530935
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To a surprising extent, the story of peanut butter is the story of twentieth-century America, and Jon Krampner writes its first popular history, rich with anecdotes and facts culled from interviews, research, travels in the peanut-growing ...

The Home Front Encyclopedia

Author: James Ciment
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078493
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“Of Bombs and Bunkum: Politics and War.” In Made in America: An Informal
History of the English Language in the United States, 297–300. New York:
Morrow, 1994. Dickson, Paul. War Slang: American Fighting Words and Phrases
from the ...

One Summer

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448169542
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In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a tale of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy.

The Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062417444
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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.

Bryson S Dictionary Of Troublesome Words

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767910477
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This is a language where ‘cleave’ can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ‘set’ has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast ...