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Hendrickson, Robert 1933-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 282 publications in 3 languages and 19,557 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  History  Reference works  Miscellanea  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Terminology  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PE1689, 422.03
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Hendrickson
The Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 3,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of over nine thousand English words and phrases, including slang, proverbs, plant and animal names, place-names, phrases from literature, nicknames, historical expressions, and foreign-language expressions
The grand emporiums : the illustrated history of America's great department stores by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American talk : the words and ways of American dialects by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whistlin' Dixie : a dictionary of southern expressions by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of southern expressions, southern speech has been elevated to an art form by those who live below the Mason-Dixon line. Southern dialect springs from a variety of sources: Cajun, Creole, Gumbo, Gullah and Conch, to name a few. All converge to form a uniquely Southern mode of expression. Of the over 3,500 Southern-fried words and expressions contained in Whistlin' Dixie, many have become familiar as they have slipped into the American vocabulary, but many more remain exclusive to the South. All are explored here, with special emphasis on usage, pronunciation, historical and literary references, variations, etymology and locale of use.--[book jacket]
The road to Appomattox by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Road to Appomattox, Robert Hendrickson re-creates that final year with vivid descriptions, intriguing insights, and revealing details. Through the reminiscences of participants as well as contemporary diaries, letters, and newspaper accounts, Hendrickson brings those bitter days to life with graphic depictions of some of the most desperate actions of the war
The road to Appomattox by Robert Hendrickson( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By weaving together passages from diaries, military reports, and newspapers, Hendrickson creates a vivid, firsthand account of the final year of the Civil War
Human words : the compleat unexpurgated, uncomputerized human wordbook by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English language, spoken by so many people all over the world, is constantly changing. Many new words entering the language are derived from the names of actual persons. Robert Hendrickson has compiled a fascinating, unexpurgated collection of these and of the stories behind them. Webster's defines an eponym as "a real or mythical person from whose name the name of a nation, institution, thing, etc., is derived or is said to have been derived." The author not only treats familiar eponymous words such as bowdlerize, cardigan, guillotine, quisling, sadism and sideburns; he also tells in depth the stories behind such human words as Beau Brummell, bigot, Bluebeard, bloomers, booze, corduroy, ratfink, French leave, gerrymander, hooligan, jumbo, and thousands more. In all, 3000 to 3500 eponyms are covered, this being probably the only work extant that deals to a large extent exclusively with real, non-mythical eponyms. Students or laymen, experts or casual readers will each find something new, exciting and humorous in this world of words.--From publisher description
More cunning than man : a social history of rats and men by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical study of the rat and its relationship with man discusses the rodent's impact on history, mankind, art, literature, and folklore, from antiquity to the present day, with a natural historical analysis of the rat and other rodents
The Facts on File dictionary of American regionalisms by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to figures of speech used in various regions of the United States including the South, West, New England, and more
The literary life and other curiosities by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ocean almanac by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on salt marshes, seaweed, sponges, corals and coral reefs, oyster, mussel, scallop, barnacle, horseshoe crab, eel, lamprey, albatross, whales, sharks, octopus, monsters, crocodile, sirens, mermaids and mermen, Flying Dutchman, Devilʼs Triangle, Mary Celeste, St. Elmoʼs fire, lost continent of Mu, lost continent of Atlantis, Bimini blocks, wave power, desalting plants, Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Magellan, Darwin, Thor Heyerdahl, figureheads, the Golden Hind, Mayflower, Columbia, Old Ironsides, Lusitania, ocean liners, supertankers, Sir Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Black Caesar, Jean Lafitte, sea battles, American Navy firsts, Lord Horatio Nelson, Monitor and Merrimack, Pearl Harbor, ship disasters, Lloydʼs of London, hurricanes, tsunami, waterspout, floods, the whaleship Essex, lighthouses, lifeboats, red tide, shipwreck, ocean swimming, treasure hunting, etc
Happy trails : a dictionary of western expressions by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sampling from different areas, slang of the locality by the different people who settled the West and some who still live there using same "odd" expressions
Sumter, the first day of the Civil War by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American tomato : the complete guide to growing and using tomatoes by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes materials on gardening, staking, feeding, pruning, salting, drying, freezing, canning, designing, and cooking of tomatoes
Mountain range : a dictionary of expressions from Appalachia to the Ozarks by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newest addition to the American Regional Expressions series (Whistlin' Dixie, Happy Trails, and Yankee Talk), Mountain Range introduces readers to the vernacular of the Ozarks, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Smokies, the Cumberlands, and of course Appalachia. What many people may not know is that there is much more to the rich culture and language of these regions than Hollywood caricatures like the Beverly Hillbillies and Ma Kettle suggest. Linguist Robert Hendrickson provides a revealing glimpse into a dialect that, according to Mario Pei, "comes closer in many respects to Elizabethan English than does present speech of London." Excerpted from novels, poetry, legends, newspapers, and other sources, Mountain Range contains thousands of expressions, anecdotes, pronunciations, and idioms that will entertain and enlighten you about life "down in the holler."
The berry book : the illustrated home gardener's guide to growing and using over 50 kinds and 500 varieties of berries by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on planting, pruning, cultivating, harvesting, and preparing all types of common and less familiar berries
The great American tomato book : the one complete guide to growing and using tomatoes everywhere by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys many tomato varieties, covers all aspects of growing tomatoes from seeds and seedlings, and includes recipes as well as tips on harvesting, freezing, and canning tomatoes
World English : from aloha to zed by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World English contains almost 3,000 words and phrases culled from fifty regional variations on the English-language theme. Each entry includes a concise definition and the term's region of origin, and many offer an example sentence showing how the word is used. In many cases, entries are enlivened by amusing and enlightening anecdotes and fun facts relating to a term's history and varying uses that frequently provide fascinating insights into the culture from which it arose." "In addition to offering entries from countries or regions where English is the first language - including the British Isles, the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand - World English features words from countries where English is one of several official languages, such as India, South Africa, and Malaysia. You'll also find dozens of examples of English words and phrases that have made their way into non-English-speaking countries, sometimes with a surprising twist in meaning, such as the French un slow (an American-style blues song), the Italian lo slip (men's underwear), and the Japanese stand play (to perform ostentatiously for an audience)." "World English is sure to become a staple among word lovers, travelers, and anyone alive to the rich cultural tapestry that is the new global village."--Jacket
The dictionary of eponyms : names that became words by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yankee talk : a dictionary of New England expressions by Robert Hendrickson( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a fusion of Puritanism, seafaring, advanced learning, and a terseness brought on by the vicissitudes of weather, New Englanders have developed a vocabulary and manner of speaking that is unique. In this book, renowned language maven and writer Robert Hendrickson has collected and defined more than 3,500 words and phrases from as far afield as Bar Harbor, Groton, and Marblehead. This book features an extensive introduction that provides in-depth coverage of the New England region and its different dialects, in addition to the often salty phrases that make up the heart of the book.--[book cover]
 
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The Facts on File encyclopedia of word and phrase origins
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Hendrickson, Bob 1933-

Hendrickson, Robert 1933-

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Whistlin' Dixie : a dictionary of southern expressionsThe road to AppomattoxMore cunning than man : a social history of rats and menThe Facts on File dictionary of American regionalismsThe literary life and other curiositiesThe ocean almanacHappy trails : a dictionary of western expressionsAmerican tomato : the complete guide to growing and using tomatoes