Bill Bryson

 

Bill Bryson is a best-selling non-fiction writer, with topics a broad as the English language, history, science, and humorous books on travel. He shot to prominence in the United Kingdom with the publication of Notes from a Small Island, an exploration of Britain, and its accompanying television series. His book A Walk in the Woods, describing his attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail with his friend "Stephen Katz," has become a staple read among hikers, and he received widespread recognition again with the publication of A Short History of Nearly Everything, which made popularized scientific questions accessible to a general audience.

 

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One Summer: America, 1927 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767919418
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Published: Anchor Books - June 3rd, 2014

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Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061999772
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 8th, 2011

"Bryson is as amusing as ever....As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, Seeing Further] it is a worthy tribute."
--The Economist


At Home: A Short History of Private Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767919395
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Published: Anchor Books - October 4th, 2011

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.


A Really Short History of Nearly Everything Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385738101
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 27th, 2009

Enter the world of science as Bill Bryson unmasks the mysteries of the universe.

Did you know that:

- Every atom in your body has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to being you?


Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767922708
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Published: Anchor Books - May 12th, 2009

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.


Shakespeare: The World as Stage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061673696
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 21st, 2008

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.


The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767919371
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Published: Broadway Books - September 25th, 2007

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


A Short History of Nearly Everything Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767908184
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Published: Broadway Books - September 14th, 2004

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.


Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767910439
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Published: Broadway Books - September 14th, 2004

One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage.


Bill Bryson's African Diary Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767915069
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Published: Broadway Books - December 3rd, 2002

"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.


The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380715435
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 23rd, 2001

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.


In a Sunburned Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767903868
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Published: Broadway Books - May 15th, 2001

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out.


I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767903820
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Published: Broadway Books - June 6th, 2000

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER


A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767902526
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Published: Broadway Books - May 4th, 1999

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER


Notes from a Small Island Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380727506
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 15th, 2001

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.


Made in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380713813
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 23rd, 2001

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."


Neither Here Nor There:: Travels in Europe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380713806
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 15th, 2001

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 Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780380715435
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 23rd, 2001

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.


The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060920081
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 15th, 2001

An unsparing and hilarious account of one man's rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town.