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John McWhorter's fresh and engaging presentation of evolutionary English is informed by the major forces of social and cultural flows through what we now call Europe and the U.K. Read morePublished 1 month ago by d a frey
I was very disappointed in this book. I found it condescending, repetitive, too subjective, and unreliable. The first part has several inaccuracies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maria Karra
Interesting, different perspective on the English language. Extremely well-read by the authorPublished 1 month ago by John Ashton
I have read two other histories of the English language & I think this is the best.Published 2 months ago by Robert J. Broughton
A magnificent long essay that was both interesting and very persuasive. It wasn't just interesting substantively, but he's a good writer too. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David H. Eisenberg
Another history of the English Language that is also interested in style and grammar.
Light, breezy, written for non-specialists and filled with interesting advice and... Read more