July 12, 2006

Empires of the Word

I happened upon Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word: a language history of the world (Amazon link, and try some of the Explore and Browse options) in a Brattleboro bookstore and I'm gobsmacked again. In Bill Thompson's 9-minute interview with Ostler you'll get a running start at the flavor of the book. Just buy it --at less than $12, what do you have to lose?

Posted by oook at July 12, 2006 09:22 AM