made in america: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

made in america: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

by Bill Bryson

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Overview

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue, now celebrates its 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 called his befeathered cap "Macaroni."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062417411
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 126,972
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.

Hometown:

Hanover, New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

1951

Place of Birth:

Des Moines, Iowa

Education:

B.A., Drake University, 1977

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