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Language of Names What We Call Ourselves and Why It Matters

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ISBN-10: 0684838672

ISBN-13: 9780684838670

Edition: 1999

Authors: Justin Kaplan, Anne Bernays

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 3/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Justin Kaplan was born in Manhattan, New York on September 5, 1925. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard University, followed by graduate work in the field there, but he left before earning a doctorate to work as a freelance writer and book editor. His first book, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1967 and a National Book Award. His other works include Lincoln Steffens: A Biography, When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age, and Walt Whitman: A Life, which won a National Book Award. He also wrote books with his wife Anne Bernays including The Language of Names and Back Then: Two Lives in 1950s New York.…    

Preface
Masters of the Good Name
American Adam
Names in the Melting Pot
Black Naming: "An Old and Controversial Issue"
City of Names
"A Strange Kind of Magick Bias"
A Boy Named Sue and Others
Maiden Names
Rules of Engagement: The Etiquette of Names
Literary Names: The Importance of Being Sherlock
New Names, New Identities
The Language of NamesNotesBooks and Articles Consulted
Acknowledgments
Index