Americanisms: The Illustrated Book of Words Made in the USA

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Gary Luke, Susan R. Quinn
Sasquatch Books, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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This volume contains brief entries on 100 words that have been coined or adopted in the United States and are now part of the English language. Each entry includes the basic definition of an American word (such as beatnik, popcorn, and chutzpah) and provides an example of its use in a sentence. Black-and-white photographic illustrations are found on the facing pages. The CiP lists "some words of our own" as the subtitle.

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"Americanisms," according to the authors of this little book, are "words that have been coined or adopted in the United States and are now part of the English language." Luke and Quinn, who ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Susan Quinn is the author of two award-winning biographies, about Marie Curie and Karen Horney, as well as "Human Trials," which recounts the emotion-laden process of developing a drug for a difficult disease. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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