The Story of Ain't : America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published (Hardcover)

Author: Skinner, David

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Skinner writes the captivating true chronicle of the creation of Merriam Webster''s "Third New International Dictionary" in 1961, the most controversial dictionary ever published. His engaging and witty account shows how egos, infighting, and controversy shaped one of America''s most authoritative language texts.


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780062027467
SKU 228786648
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0062027468
Release Date 10/9/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.5L x 1.25T
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Editors Note This fascinating history of the controversial 1961 publication of Webster's Third New International Dictionary tells the story of the people who made the dictionary, those who denounced it and the forces that shaped it, illuminating this little known early episode in the culture war that continues to divide our nation. 40,000 first printing.
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