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Cardinal Men and Scarlet Women: A Colorful Etymology of Words That Discriminate Paperback – November 30, 2009

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Jan Keessen earned her PhD in English at the University of Chicago where she was the Norman Maclean Scholar. Currently she is Professor of English at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where she has also narrated word histories for the College s arm of National Public Radio.


Bill Hannans career as an artist started when he was in High School and sold his first commercial work. He has spent 34 years as a teacher of art at Black Hawk College in Moline, IL. Also pursuing a parallel career as a free-lance artist. He is an award winning calligrapher, bookbinder, illustrator, maker of Christmas cards and designer. Currently, he is retired from teaching full time and is following his dream of being a teller of stories in pictures.
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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Marquette Univ Pr (November 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874620228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874620221
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,359,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is so fun - and one learns interesting and sometimes hysterical history! Ms. Keeson has been a student of etymology and had a radio program describing the use of the words in different contexts. You're in for a wonderful read!
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