Made in America by Bill Bryson
Made in America will supply you with interesting facts and cocktail chatter for a year or more. Did you know, for example, that Teddy Roosevelt's 'speak softly and carry a big stick' credo has its roots in a West African proverb? Or that actor Walter Matthau's given name is Walter Mattaschanskayasky? Or that the supposedly frigid Puritans--who called themselves 'Saints,' by the way--had something called a pre-contract, which was a license for premarital sex? Made in America is an excellent discussion of American English, but what makes the book such a treasure is that it offers much, much more. This 1998 Black Swan Paperback is in Very Good condition.
ISBN: 9780552998055 SKU: 275540 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.