made in america - Bill Bryson

made in america

By Bill Bryson

  • Release Date: 2015-06-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Description

“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.”

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    By Ralph from Jersey
    I'm a Bill Bryson fan. But this one didn't work for me. If you are into linquistics and etymology, this book is for you. Some interesting narrative here. But this is the first Bryson book I won't be reading twice.