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Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture.

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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 fro... m 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.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 19/09/2016
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Pages: 592
  • Dimensions (mm): 198x127x30mm
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 19/09/2016
  • Author:Bill Bryson

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