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World of Words: The Personalities of Language

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This revised & updated edition of the author's 1965 Personalities of Language is a stylish and fascinating Baedecker to the world of words, the idiosyncrasies & eccentricities of language--from caveman to adman, & from hieroglyph to acronym.
Hardcover, 261 pages
Published September 15th 1984 by Atheneum Books (first published 1984)
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Gary Jennings led a paradoxically picaresque life. On one hand, he was a man of acknowledged intellect and erudition. His novels were international best sellers, praised around the world for their stylish prose, lively wit and adventurously bawdy spirit. They were also massive - often topping 500,000 words - and widely acclaimed for the years of research he put into each one, both in libraries and ...more
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