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Works by American Heritage

Great Minds of History (1961) 65 copies
American Heritage Magazine (1959) 51 copies
The Word Book III (1990) 47 copies
Spell Check (1996) 33 copies
My Very Own Big Dictionary (1994) 32 copies
Overrated/Underrated (2001) 29 copies
100 Words for Foodies (2009) 26 copies
Essential Reference Set (1994) 22 copies
Style Check (1996) 21 copies
Thoughts on Wisdom (1995) 21 copies
My Big Dictionary (1994) 20 copies
100 Words for Lovers (2009) 17 copies
Word Check (1996) 14 copies
Girl Handbook (2010) 3 copies
The Civil War 2 copies
Trappers and Mountain Men (1961) 2 copies
Battles and Leaders (1997) 2 copies
Roget II 1 copy
Vietnam era 1 copy
Bobby 1 copy
Great Historic Places (1957) 1 copy
Audio package (1988) 1 copy


American (56) American Heritage (45) American history (253) AmHeritage (232) atlas (25) biography (50) children's (32) Civil War (23) cookbook (49) cooking (27) dictionaries (76) dictionary (462) elem (29) English (136) English language (88) English language--Dictionaries (20) etymology (50) food (19) geography (19) government (19) grammar (39) hardcover (26) history (480) language (191) linguistics (24) loft (21) NF (26) non-fiction (374) own (23) presidents (79) reference (930) Spanish (65) to-read (58) travel (45) U.S. History (41) US history (28) USA (89) vocabulary (43) words (62) writing (90)

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DeSmetLibrary1 | Feb 13, 2023 |
Another in the series.

This one was interesting more to see things I hadn't quite pieced together as being problematic. I only had three things that stood out to me and now I've got them down. But I loved the time spent wandering through it. Looking at where words came from and some of the quotes of people using the words, or misusing the words previously.
wanderlustlover | 3 other reviews | Dec 27, 2022 |
Part of the series.

Also, possibly the most hilarious one. This led to moments of my roommate and I tossing word pronunciations around at each other, and talking about the differences of words pronounced in different regions. And trying out a few words either or both of us didn't know.
wanderlustlover | 1 other review | Dec 26, 2022 |


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