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Dictionary of the American West free pdf "Win Blevins has long since won his place among the West's very best." - Tony Hillerman For the first time, The 'Dictionary of the American West' includes all the voices of America's richly woven history of the West: Women, Mormons, Hispanics, Blacks, French-Canadians, mountain men, half-bloods, immigrants, cowboys, and missionaries--to show how western speech is actually a riotous mix of cultures and languages. Included are Spanish, Indian Pidgin English, and Chinook trade jargon. That's why words like 'tortilla', 'simpatico', 'bourgeois' and 'muckamuck' have become as much a part of American parlance as dogie, salty dog, smart-aleck, and grub. Among the thousands of carefully researched definitions, the reader will find the meaning of 'buck nun'

About Win Blevins

Win Blevins is an American author of historical fiction, narrative non-fiction, historical fantasy, and non-fiction books, as well as short stories, novellas, articles, reviews, and screenplays. He has written many books about the western mountain trappers, and is known for his "mastery of western lore." His notable works include Stone Song, So Wild a Dream, and Dictionary of the American West. According to WorldCat, the Dictionary of the American West is held in 728 libraries. Blevins has won numerous awards, including being named winner of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement in writing literature of the West being selected for the Western Writers Hall of Fame, being twice named 'Writer of the Year' by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers, winning two Spur Awards for Novel of the West.

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Author : Win Blevins
Publisher : Wordworx Publishing
Data Published : 24 May 2015
ISBN : 0692214194
EAN : 9780692214190
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 562 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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