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"A national language is a national tie, and what country wants it more than America?"
-- Noah WebsterWhat makes American English American? In 1800, irascible patriot Noah Webster set out to answer this question by tirelessly recording the vocabulary of a novel breed -- the American citizen. Though he was a political conservative, his "American Dictionary of the English Lang
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 14th 2008 by Free Press
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"Who reads a dictionary for pleasure?", is the question from one of the back-cover blurbs for this abridgment of Webster's classic 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language. Schulman has compiled 1,500 of the most interesting words from the list, and along with Jill Lepore, provides an introduction to Webster's effort and a brief biography of the man himself.

Now, your next question is likely to be "how can a list of words and definitions be interesting."? Well, Webster had a purpose in wr
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Noah Webster, Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843), was a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education. According to Ellis (1979) ...more
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American Dictionary of the English Language The Original Blue Back Speller Noah Webster's Advice to the Young: And, Moral Catechism Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language (2 volumes) Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

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