Story of English (McCrum)
McCrum, Robert, Robert MacNeil, and William Cran. The Story of English. Third ed. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 2002.
Written as a companion to a PBS television series, this book presents a reasonable history of English, although in some cases it reflects a minority opinion of linguistic scholars. There are better general histories of English to be read.
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