War Slang


This updated, 2nd edition published in late 2003 is a comprehensive collection of fighting words and wartime phrases that Americans have used from the Civil War to the Iraq War. Beginning with a brief overview of the Revolutionary War, War Slang reveals the thoughts, attitudes, and environments of America's fighting men and women from the last 230 years. This incomparable reference work serves the language lover and military historian alike.

Selected Works

LANGUAGE
A dictionary of the secret language of families
The only slang dictionary arranged by topic--now substantially revised and expanded.
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 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.
Baseball
"... an old-fashioned whiz-bang: Dickson's most complicated, most rewarding book yet." -James H. Bready, The Baltimore Sun, July 6, 2003
Baseball fans young and old are certain to enjoy this book. Wes Lukowsky, Booklist
BASEBALL
"That rarest of sports books, a valuable reference work that provides absorbing and enlightening reading." -Sports Illustrated
COLD WAR HISTORY
"Paul Dickson's indefatigable research and reportorial lucidity have given us a fascinating history of the event that forever changed our world." -Walter Cronkite
POPULAR REFERENCE
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