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Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. For twenty years he lived in England, where he worked for the Times and the Independent, and wrote for most major British and American publications. His books include travel memoirs (Neither Here Nor There; The Lost Continent; Notes from a Small Island) and books on language (The Mother Tongue; Made in America). His account of his attempts to walk the Appalachian Trail, A Walk in the Woods, was a huge New York Times bestseller. He lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife and his four children.

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The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way
by Bill Bryson
With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent —brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of...
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Categories: All Humor
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail)
by Bill Bryson
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes — and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it...
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Categories: All Humor; All Sports & Outdoors; Science; Travel
One Summer: America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book A GoodReads Reader's Choice In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles...
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Categories: History; Social Sciences
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever...
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Categories: History; How-To & Home Improvements
A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
by Bill Bryson
One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the...
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Categories: History; Science
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
by Bill Bryson
A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens — as he later put it, "it was...
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Categories: All Humor; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; History; Memoirs; Travel
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
by Bill Bryson
From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer , a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century—1951—in the middle of the United States—Des Moines, Iowa—in the middle of the largest...
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Categories: All Humor; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; History; Memoirs
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
by Bill Bryson
An unsparing and hilarious account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.
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Categories: All Humor; Travel
Neither here nor there: Travels in Europe
by Bill Bryson
In the early seventies, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe—in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. He was accompanied by an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who will be gloriously familiar to readers of Bryson's A Walk in the Woods ). Twenty years later, he decided to retrace his journey. The result is the...
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Categories: All Humor; Travel
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling , he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.
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Categories: All Humor; Travel
Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society
by Bill Bryson
“Bryson is as amusing as ever….As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, [ Seeing Further ] it is a worthy tribute.” — The Economist In Seeing Further, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson takes readers on a guided tour through the great discoveries, feuds, and personalities of modern science. Already a...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bestsellers; History
Bill Bryson's African Diary
by Bill Bryson
“Here is a man who suffers so his readers can laugh.” — Daily Telegraph Bill Bryson travels to Kenya in support of CARE International. All royalties and profits go to CARE International. Bryson visits Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to eradicating poverty. Kenya is a land of...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bestsellers; History; Memoirs
Icons of England
by Bill Bryson
This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors; Social Sciences
made in america: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson, bestselling author of The Mother Tongue , now celebrates its magnificent offspring in the book that reveals once and for all how a dusty western hamlet with neither woods nor holly came to be known as Hollywood . . . and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his befeathered cap "Macaroni."
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Categories: All Humor; History
Mein Amerika: Erinnerungen an eine ganz normale Kindheit (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Von grünen Caprihosen, Zigarettenwerbung von Ärzten und dem ersten Farbfernseher Die 1950er Jahre waren Bill Brysons Kindheitsjahre und damit die spannendsten, sorgenfreiesten und idyllischsten Jahre seines Lebens. Weil sie das alles auch für die gesamten Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika waren, hat Bill Bryson gleich zwei Biographien...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors
by Bill Bryson
From one of America's most beloved and bestselling authors, a wonderfully useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the difference between “immanent” and “imminent”? What is the singular form of graffiti? What is the difference between “acute”...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
Frühstück mit Kängurus: Australische Abenteuer (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Was ist das für ein Land, in dem sich fliegende Füchse tummeln und Schweinefußnasenbeutler einst ihr Unwesen trieben? In seinem ebenso amüsanten wie informativen Streifzug durch ein unbekanntes Australien erzählt Bill Bryson von den historischen Hintergründen der Entdeckung dieses faszinierenden Kontinents - und hält den Leser mit...
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Categories: Unknown
Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich – die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Buch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit auf eine atemberaubende Reise durch Raum und Zeit: Er erklärt uns den Himmel und die Erde, die Sterne und die Meere, und nicht zuletzt die...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Reif für die Insel: England für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Eine ebenso herzliche wie spöttische Liebeserklärung an England: unorthodox, scharfzüngig und hinreißend komisch Was ist das für ein Land, in dem so unaussprechliche Namen wie Llywyngwril auf den Ortsschildern stehen? Wo Kekse gereicht werden, die jedes Gebiss bedrohen? Von den Kalkfelsen Dovers bis ins raue schottische Thurso...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words
by Bill Bryson
One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ‘cleave’ can...
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Categories: Bestsellers
Streifzüge durch das Abendland: Europa für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
In diesem 1988 veröffentlichten Buch beschreibt Bill Bryson rückblickend seine Reisen durch Europa als 20jähriger Rucksacktourist. Seine Reise beginnt in der nördlichsten Stadt des Kontinents Hammerfest und endet an der Nordspitze Asiens, in Istanbul. Auf seiner Reise quer durch den europäischen Kontinent stoppt er in Städten wie...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Shakespeare - wie ich ihn sehe (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Typisch Bill Bryson: eine humorvolle und leicht verständliche Einführung in Shakespeares Leben, seine Werke und seine Zeit Mensch oder Mythos – wer war William Shakespeare wirklich, der geistige Vater von Romeo und Julia, von Hamlet und Macbeth? Gab es den Menschen Shakespeare überhaupt? Ist der Name womöglich das Pseudonym eines...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
Picknick mit Bären (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson will es seinen gehfaulen Landsleuten zeigen: Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Katz, der aufgrund gewaltiger Leibesfülle und einer festverwurzelten Leidenschaft für Schokoriegel nicht gerade die besten Voraussetzungen dafür mitbringt, will er den längsten Fußweg der Welt, den "Appalachian Trail", bezwingen. Eine...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Streiflichter aus Amerika: Die USA für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Ein intelligenter, aberwitzig komischer und immer wieder überraschender Beitrag zur amerikanischen Kulturgeschichte Nachdem Bill Bryson zwanzig Jahre in England gelebt hat, ist er wieder reif für seine amerikanische Heimat. Dort angekommen, stellt er allerdings fest, dass sich vieles verändert hat. Oder ist ihm der ganz normale...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Straßen der Erinnerung: Reisen durch das vergessene Amerika (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Bill Brysons amüsante Reise in das Herz Amerikas. Mit Mitte zwanzig kehrt Bill Bryson dem verschlafenen Mittleren Westen Amerikas den Rücken, um Jahre später voll Heimweh zurückzukehren. In einem alten Chevrolet macht er sich auf die 14.000 Meilen lange Fahrt durch das Amerika seiner Jugend. Und mit liebevoller Ironie beschreibt er...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
At Home: Special Illustrated Edition: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home. “Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”   Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Bestsellers; History; Social Sciences
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
by Bill Bryson
A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small...
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Categories: History; Travel
Eine kurze Geschichte der alltäglichen Dinge (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Die Welt verstehen, ohne einen Fuß vor die Tür zu setzen Was bleibt nach der „Geschichte von fast allem“ eigentlich noch zu schreiben? Die Geschichte von fast allem anderen, natürlich. Bill Bryson hat sich daher in seinen vier Wänden umgesehen und sich gefragt: Warum leben wir eigentlich, wie wir leben? Warum nutzen wir...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Breve storia di (quasi) tutto (Italian Edition)
by Bill Bryson
La nostra vita, ci ricorda Bill Bryson, è il risultato di «una straordinaria dose di fortuna biologica», l’esito di una serie lunghissima di eventi, per molti versi assolutamente misteriosi. Questo libro prova a spiegare come un tale colpo di fortuna si sia potuto verificare. O meglio, prova a spiegare quel che gli scienziati hanno...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Sommer 1927 (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
1927. Ein Sommer der ein ganzes Jahrhundert prägte Es ist die Geschichte eines Sommers, und doch ist es so viel mehr. Das Jahr 1927 ist für Amerika entscheidend auf dem Weg zur Weltmacht. Es sind die goldenen Zwanziger: der Aktienmarkt boomt, das Fernsehen wird erfunden, die Filme sind nicht mehr stumm, und verrückte Pläne...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
Breve storia della vita privata (Italian Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Uno dei più amati autori di libri di viaggio alle prese con un itinerario a dir poco insolito: l’esplorazione della sua dimora inglese, un’ex canonica vittoriana situata in uno sperduto villaggio del Norfolk. La sfida, condotta con divertita maestria, è quella di posare su quanto ci circonda – ambienti, pezzi d’arredamento...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
America perduta: In viaggio attraverso gli Usa (Universale economica) (Italian Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Un appassionante vagabondaggio per le strade di un’America minore, dentro il cuore delle piccole città che sono l’anima segreta degli Stati Uniti, luoghi in cui la vita sembra rimasta ferma agli anni cinquanta. Un viaggio attraverso un presente rimasto passato, in una provincia rurale che sembra non voler lasciare spazio al futuro....
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Contemporary Fiction
Il mondo è un teatro (Italian Edition)
by Bill Bryson
LA VITA E L’EPOCA DI WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Del sommo poeta inglese, forse il più grande autore di ogni tempo e luogo, ci restano 884.647 parole (ma solo quattordici scritte di suo pugno). Molte meno sono le informazioni che abbiamo sulla sua vita, quasi nulla possiamo affermare con certezza riguardo alla sua personalità, forse non...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
L'estate in cui accadde tutto (Italian Edition)
by Bill Bryson
È il maggio del 1927 e può capitare che un giovane taciturno e allampanato, Charles Lindbergh, si trasformi da un giorno all’altro da perfetto sconosciuto a eroe planetario, il primo pilota a trasvolare l’Atlantico da Long Island a Parigi, dove viene accolto da un’immensa folla festante. La sua impresa sancisce la supremazia...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Social Sciences
Vestivamo da superman (Italian Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Cosa significa crescere nell’America degli anni Cinquanta? Molte cose sorprendenti, se a raccontarle è Bill Bryson, il brillante autore di Breve storia di (quasi) tutto, che ha il dono di saper trasformare un’infanzia felicemente normale in un percorso di formazione irto di ostacoli tragici e spassosi, nello Iowa rurale che ancora...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
In un paese bruciato dal sole: L'Australia (Italian Edition)
by Bill Bryson
« I suoi sono tra i più bei libri di viaggio mai scritti. E questo è il migliore in assoluto. » Booklist «Bill Bryson è un maestro del travel writing.» Tuttolibri « Dal libro filtra tutto il piacere di Bryson nello scoprire gli innumerevoli e inesplorati spunti narrativi offerti dall'Australia .» New York Times Book...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
A Dirge for the Dammed
by Vishwas Patil, Keerti Ramachandra
It begins with a familiar story of displacement. The people of Jambhli have been ousted from their homes with promises of rehabilitation, and compensation in cash and land, to make way for an irrigation project and the construction of a large dam. The Jambhlikars? anguish at leaving behind everything they have known and resettling among...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
Una passeggiata nei boschi (Italian Edition)
by Bill Bryson
DA QUESTO LIBRO IL FILM DIRETTO E INTERPRETATO DA ROBERT REDFORD, CON NICK NOLTE E EMMA THOMPSON «Da strangolarsi dalle risate.» Washington Post « Seriamente divertente. » The Sunday Times « Se non potete farlo davvero, il miglior modo di fuggire nella natura selvaggia è leggere Una passeggiata nei boschi… Bill Bryson ha...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
It's teatime, my dear!: Wieder reif für die Insel (German Edition)
by Bill Bryson
Abwarten, Tee trinken, weiterreisen! Vor über dreißig Jahren beschloss der Amerikaner Bill Bryson, England zu seiner Wahlheimat zu machen und für einige Jahre dort zu leben. Damals brach er auf zu einer großen Erkundungsreise quer über die britische Insel. Inzwischen ist er ein alter Hase, was die Eigentümlichkeiten der...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
The Best American Travel Writing 2016 (The Best American Series ®)
by Bill Bryson
Why do I travel? Why does anyone of us travel? Bill Bryson poses these questions in his introduction to The Best American Travel Writing 2016 , and though he admits, “I wasn’t at all sure I knew the answer,” they are questions worthy of examination. While the various contributors to this collection all travel for different...
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Categories: Travel
Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Eminent Lives Series)
by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Historical Bios & Memoirs; World Literature
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