What's in A Name?

What's in A Name?

How Proper Names Became Everyday Words

Book - 1999
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Delves into the entertaining stories behind common words, mining the past to find historical and literary figures who have lent their names to keep the English language vibrant and exciting. Alphabetical entries trace the history of words and their progenitors, such as Louis Braille, Baron Munchausen, and the Marquis de Sade. Fun for word buffs, history lovers, and trivia pursuers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780805059427
Branch Call Number: 423/.1/Ehr 3588mb 1
Characteristics: xii, 238 p. ; 25 cm.


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