An Interesting Perspective On US History,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: America in So Many Words: Words That Have Shaped America (Taschenbuch)
This book gives the historical background of over three hundred words that are in some way uniquely American-born. Boring, you say? Never! The entries are arranged chronologically and include some words that you might suspect (underground railroad, motel) and quite a few that may surprise you (hello, bathtub, bug). Each entry provides a fascinating look at the people and times that led to the development of the word. An index lets you look up specific words.
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