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Made in America : an informal history of the English language in the United States

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: New York : Avon Books, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Avon Books trade printView all editions and formats
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Offers a look at the origins of American English, including why strippers' apparel is called a G-string and what--or who--is the real McCoy.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 0380713810 9780380713813
OCLC Number: 34415961
Description: xiv, 417 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The Mayflower and before --
Becoming Americans --
A "democrataical phrenzy": America in the age of revolution --
Making a nation --
By the dawn's early light: forging a national identity --
We're in the money: the age of invention --
Names --
"Manifest destiny": taming the West --
The melting pot: immigration in America --
When the going was good: travel in America --
What's cooking? Eating in America --
Democratizing luxury: shopping in America --
Manners and other matters --
The hard sell: advertising in America --
The movies --
The pursuit of pleasure: sport and play --
Of bombs and bunkum: politics and war --
Sex and other distractions --
From Kitty Hawk to the jumbo jet --
Welcome to the Space Age: the 1950s and beyond --
American English today.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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Offers a look at the origins of American English, including why strippers' apparel is called a G-string and what--or who--is the real McCoy.

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