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You Talkin’ to Me? The Unruly History of New York English

There are many terrific examples of New York speech throughout this text and White contextualizes them all extremely well. Highly recommended.

Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels: Insulting the President, from Washington to Trump

This authoritative handbook reveals how insults have always been a part of American politics

Island Stories: An Unconventional History of Britain

With this well-documented and engaging, narrative, readers will gain a better understanding of the nuanced histories of this island nation.

Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language

For anyone curious about where everyday English words “come from,” this accessible text will prove to be an enticing choice, as well as a useful guide for general readers seeking resources on English usage and popular linguistics.

A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America

Highly recommended for general readers as well as academic collections of Jewish studies, ethnic studies, and immigration studies.

Not Bad for Delancey Street: The Rise of Billy Rose

Highly recommended for readers interested in Jewish American culture and New York show business in the mid-20th century.

Experiencing Jewish Music in America: A Listener's Companion

Highly recommended for readers interested in music, culture, history, and Jewish studies. Although there's no index, the "selected reading" and "selected listening" appendixes will prove useful to those wishing to learn more about this broad subject.

The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English

Highly recommended both to students of linguistics and general readers interested in language and culture.

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