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War Slang
     

War Slang

by Paul Dickson
 
From the Civil War to War in Iraq, Paul Dickson, the country's foremost authority on American slang, offers this comprehensive collection of fighting words and phrases used by Americans at war. This definitive dictionary is arranged war by war and reveals military slang at its most colorful, innovative, brutal and ironic-and shows how language mirrors the unique

Overview

From the Civil War to War in Iraq, Paul Dickson, the country's foremost authority on American slang, offers this comprehensive collection of fighting words and phrases used by Americans at war. This definitive dictionary is arranged war by war and reveals military slang at its most colorful, innovative, brutal and ironic-and shows how language mirrors the unique experience of each war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780884864073
Publisher:
Bristol Park Books, Inc.
Publication date:
12/30/2006
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Dickson has written eight bat and ball books (one on softball, seven on baseball) and is working on the third edition of his Dickson Baseball Dictionary, as well as a new work, The Unwritten Rules of Baseball. He also writes narrative 20th century American history and compiles word books. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland, with his wife, Nancy.

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