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Made in America

An Informal History of American English

‘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
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Bill Bryson's acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society's Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award. His bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. Another travel book, A Walk in the Woods, has become a major film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson.He has written books on language, on Shakespeare, on history, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestsellers were At Home: a Short History of Private Life, One Summer: America 1927 and most recently, The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island.
His new book, The Body: A Guide for Occupants, is published in October 2019. An extraordinary exploration of the human body, it will have you marvelling at the form you occupy.

Bill Bryson was born in the American Midwest, and now lives in the UK. A former Chancellor of Durham University, he was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England for five years, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 592
Erscheinungsdatum 08.09.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78416-186-6
Verlag Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,9/3,5 cm
Gewicht 432 g
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Bryson the Raconteur
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Wien am 02.05.2016
Bewertet: Taschenbuch

Engrossing in a way you probably wouldn't think possible. Bryson can take any subject at all and pull you in completely with his wit and knack for hitting the proverbial nail on the head every time. Recommended.

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von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 24.08.2007
Bewertet: Taschenbuch

Bei diesem Buch kann man auch das wörterbuch gleich verbrennen, es nützt sowieso nix. ich musste es im Englisch-LK lesen und hab fast kein wort verstanden. und die -scheinbar-lustigen stellen musste uns der lehrer sagen-bis auf eine "wingancon=what gay clothes you wear", die alle verstanden