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Alphabetical

How Every Letter Tells a Story

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Author: Rosen, Michael
ISBN:978-1-61902-516-5
Publication Date:Feb 2015
Publisher:Counterpoint Press
Imprint:Counterpoint
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK,...
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