Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States (Paperback)

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“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.”

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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780380713813
ISBN-10: 0380713810
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2001
Pages: 480
Language: English