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Made in America

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Di 1 banView all editions and formats
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"Bill Bryson turns away from the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say  Read more...
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Named Person: Bill Bryson; Bill Bryson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 0552998052 9780552998055
OCLC Number: 966077576
Notes: Includes Index.
Description: 478p.; 18cm.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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An entertaining, anecdotal look at the origins of language and ideas in the USA. Bryson explains why two bicycle repairmen from Ohio succeeded in mastering manned flight, why the assassination of  Read more...

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"A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities" -- Will Self Independent on Sunday "Immensely entertaining... a sharp eye for odd facts and amusing Read more...

 
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