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The Resource Made In America

Made In America

Label
Made In America
Title
Made In America
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
‘Funny, wise, learned and compulsive’ - GQ Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. 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 Wild West wasn’t won, why Americans say ‘lootenant’ and ‘Toosday’, how they were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the words G-string, blockbuster, poker and snafu. ‘A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities’ Will Self, Independent on Sunday
Summary
Traces America's history through the language of the time and discusses words culled from everyday activities in a discussion of American English
Writing style
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175393
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bill Bryson
Dewey number
420.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Target audience
adult
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an informal history of the English language in the United States
Label
Made In America
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006289
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095699
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Made In America
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006289
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095699
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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