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The Resource Made in America : an informal history of American English, Bill Bryson

Made in America : an informal history of American English, Bill Bryson

Label
Made in America : an informal history of American English
Title
Made in America
Title remainder
an informal history of American English
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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-mythologises 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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
427.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryson, Bill
  • Americanisms
  • English language
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Made in America : an informal history of American English, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Martin Secker & Warburg, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058758474
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 566 pages
Isbn
9781784161866
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959911854
Label
Made in America : an informal history of American English, Bill Bryson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Martin Secker & Warburg, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058758474
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 566 pages
Isbn
9781784161866
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959911854

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