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Publisher 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.”

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2015
June 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow Paperbacks
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Ralph from Jersey ,

Sub Par

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.

chmabo ,

One of the few bad Bryson books

It’s so riddled with errors that are obvious to me that I cannot trust anything I read in this book.

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