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The Resource American bee : the National Spelling Bee and the culture of word nerds : the lives of five top spellers as they compete for glory and fame, James Maguire

American bee : the National Spelling Bee and the culture of word nerds : the lives of five top spellers as they compete for glory and fame, James Maguire

Label
American bee : the National Spelling Bee and the culture of word nerds : the lives of five top spellers as they compete for glory and fame
Title
American bee
Title remainder
the National Spelling Bee and the culture of word nerds : the lives of five top spellers as they compete for glory and fame
Statement of responsibility
James Maguire
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
372.63/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1574
LC item number
.M27 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American bee : the National Spelling Bee and the culture of word nerds : the lives of five top spellers as they compete for glory and fame, James Maguire
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-370)
Contents
Life at the bee: the 2004 National Spelling Bee, Washington, D.C. -- The pressure -- The field narrows -- "Is this as good as Hollywood can make it?" -- The folk tradition: The American Spelling Bee, from Plymouth Rock to Cable Television -- A fine amusement -- The birth of the modern bee -- The media age -- Champion's profiles -- David Tidmarsh ('04) -- Nupur Lala ('99) -- Wendy Guey ('96) -- Ned Andrews ('94) -- Paige Kimble ('81) -- Jacques Bailly ('80) -- Katie Kerwin McCrimmon ('79) -- Barrie Trinkle ('73) -- Henry Feldman ('60) -- The strange history of English spelling (Or, Why it's so difficult) -- A great darkness -- The new American vernacular -- Science fiction: The future of spelling -- Five top spellers compete for glory and fame -- Preface to a competition -- Marshall Winchester -- Katharine "Kerry" Close -- Samir Patel -- Jamie Ding -- Aliya Deri -- The annual ritual: Word list creation -- The showdown: the 2005 National Spelling Bee, Washington, D.C. -- The tribe gathers -- The spellers step up -- The heart pounds
Control code
ocm62766064
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 371 p.
Isbn
9781594862144
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005037443
Other control number
9781594862144
Label
American bee : the National Spelling Bee and the culture of word nerds : the lives of five top spellers as they compete for glory and fame, James Maguire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-370)
Contents
Life at the bee: the 2004 National Spelling Bee, Washington, D.C. -- The pressure -- The field narrows -- "Is this as good as Hollywood can make it?" -- The folk tradition: The American Spelling Bee, from Plymouth Rock to Cable Television -- A fine amusement -- The birth of the modern bee -- The media age -- Champion's profiles -- David Tidmarsh ('04) -- Nupur Lala ('99) -- Wendy Guey ('96) -- Ned Andrews ('94) -- Paige Kimble ('81) -- Jacques Bailly ('80) -- Katie Kerwin McCrimmon ('79) -- Barrie Trinkle ('73) -- Henry Feldman ('60) -- The strange history of English spelling (Or, Why it's so difficult) -- A great darkness -- The new American vernacular -- Science fiction: The future of spelling -- Five top spellers compete for glory and fame -- Preface to a competition -- Marshall Winchester -- Katharine "Kerry" Close -- Samir Patel -- Jamie Ding -- Aliya Deri -- The annual ritual: Word list creation -- The showdown: the 2005 National Spelling Bee, Washington, D.C. -- The tribe gathers -- The spellers step up -- The heart pounds
Control code
ocm62766064
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 371 p.
Isbn
9781594862144
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005037443
Other control number
9781594862144

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