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Travel writer Bill Bryson looks at the language of America and explains the history behind it, including the origins of phrases such as "The real McCoy" and the "G-string"; why two humble bicycle repairmen from Ohio succeeded in mastering manned flight when the world's greatest engineers couldn't get a model aircraft off the ground; why the assassination of President Garfield led to the invention of air conditioning; and how a lonesome hamburger stand at the end of Route 66 provided the inspiration for "McDonald's".

Made in America 2001, William Morrow & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780380713813

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Made in America 1998, Random House (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780749397395

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Made in America 1997, Random House (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780749385255

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Made in America 1995, Minerva, London

ISBN-13: 9780749396541

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Made in America 1995, HarperCollins Audio, London

ISBN-13: 9780001048089

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Made in America 1994, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, Lodnon

ISBN-13: 9780436201400

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