Table of contents for 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 Maquire.

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Contents
Prologue
SECTION ONE: Life At The Bee: the 2004 National Spelling Bee, Washington, D.C.
 1. The Pressure
 2. The Field Narrows
 3. "Is This As Good As Hollywood Can Make It?"
SECTION TWO: The Folk Tradition: The American Spelling Bee, from Plymouth Rock to Cable Television
 4. A Fine Amusement
 5. The Birth of the Modern Bee
 6. The Media Age
SECTION THREE: Champion's Profiles
7. David Tidmarsh ('04)
8. Nupur Lala ('99)
9. Wendy Guey ('96)
 10. Ned Andrews ('94)
 11. Paige Kimble ('81)
 12. Jacques Bailly ('80)
 13. Katie Kerwin McCrimmon ('79)
 14. Barrie Trinkle ('73)
 15. Henry Feldman ('60)
SECTION FOUR: The Strange History of English Spelling (Or, Why It's So Difficult)
 16. A Great Darkness
 17. The New American Vernacular
 18. Science Fiction: The Future of Spelling
 SECTION FIVE: Five Top Spellers Compete for Glory and Fame
 19. Preface to a Competition
 20. Marshall Winchester
 21. Kerry Close
 22. Samir Patel
 23. Jamie Ding
 24. Aliya Deri
 25. The Annual Ritual: Word List Creation
 SECTION SIX: The Showdown: the 2005 National Spelling Bee, Washington, D.C.
 26. The Tribe Gathers
 27. The Spellers Step Up
 28. The Heart Pounds
Epilogue
Sources
Acknowledgments

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Spelling ability -- Testing.
Spelling bees -- United States.
National Spelling Bee (2004).