Paul Dickson Biography
Dickson, born in Yonkers, NY, graduated from Wesleyan University in 1961 and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnae of that institution in 1996. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy and later worked as a reporter for McGraw-Hill Publications.
A dictionary of the secret language of families
Slang: The Topical Dictionary of Americanisms
The only slang dictionary arranged by topic--now substantially revised and expanded.
Labels For Locals
In our globally interconnected age, misnaming where someone is from or the cultural group to which they belong often constitutes more than a harmless social gaffe. Labels for Locals provides guidance on the preferred, and sometimes disdained, names for selected locales, cities, regions, countries, and ethnic groups worldwide.
American Fighting Words and Phrases Since the Civil War--Recommended by William Safire in his New York Times Magazine "On Language" column.
American History: narrative non-fiction
The Bonus Army: An American Epic
The all but forgotten but dramatic story of WWI vets from their historic march on Washington in 1932, to demand the bonus promised them for their wartime service, to the passage of the GI Bill which was their lasting legacy.
The Hidden Language of Baseball -- How Signs and Sign-Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our National Pastime --
"... an old-fashioned whiz-bang: Dickson's most complicated, most rewarding book yet." -James H. Bready, The Baltimore Sun, July 6, 2003
The Joy of Keeping Score: How Scoring the Game has Influenced and Enhanced the History of Baseball
Baseball fans young and old are certain to enjoy this book. Wes Lukowsky, Booklist
The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, Third Edition
"That rarest of sports books, a valuable reference work that provides absorbing and enlightening reading." -Sports Illustrated
COLD WAR HISTORY
Sputnik: The Shock of the Century
"Paul Dickson's indefatigable research and reportorial lucidity have given us a fascinating history of the event that forever changed our world." -Walter Cronkite
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