Most widely held works by Paul Dickson
The library in America : a celebration in words and pictures by Paul Dickson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,694 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of libraries from Colonia times to the 1980's and examines the role of libraries in Americansociety.
The Dickson baseball dictionary by Paul Dickson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,276 libraries worldwide
Hailed as "a staggering piece of scholarship" ("Wall Street Journal"), the new edition of "The Dickson Baseball Dictionary" includes more than 10,000 terms and introduces words and phrases from around the world of baseball. Photographs throughout.
Sputnik : the shock of the century by Paul Dickson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,223 libraries worldwide
Documents the personal and political events surrounding the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 and provides a glimpse into the lives of the people responsible for creating the first man-made object in space.
The Bonus Army : an American epic by Paul Dickson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
In the Depression summer of 1932, some 45,000 veterans of World War I descended on Washington to demand the bonus promised them eight years earlier for their wartime service. They lived in shantytowns, white and black together, protested and rallied for their cause. Roy Wilkins saw the model for racial integration here; J. Edgar Hoover built his reputation against the radicals. President Hoover, Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur, and others feared the protesters would turn violent after the Senate defeated the "bonus bill" that the House had passed. On July 28, tanks rolled as troops evicted the marchers. Newspapers and newsreels showed graphic images of American soldiers driving out their former comrades in arms. Democratic candidate Franklin Roosevelt said to an adviser, "This will elect me," though bonus armies would plague him as well. The march inspired Congress to pass the G.I. Bill of Rights in 1944.--From publisher description.
What do you call a person from--? : a dictionary of resident names by Paul Dickson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
Lists place names and resident names with explanations.
Toasts, the complete book of the best toasts, sentiments, blessings, curses, and graces ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Think tanks by Paul Dickson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 864 libraries worldwide
The Official rules ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 859 libraries worldwide
Words : a connoisseur's collection of old and new, weird and wonderful, useful and outlandish words by Paul Dickson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
The Worth book of softball : a celebration of America's true national pastime by Paul Dickson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
"Although baseball has been considered America's national pastime, softball is the game people play - and over 40 million do. And playing softball - actually making contact with the ball, actually taking a header trying to get hold of a sinking line drive, actually scrubbing grass stains out of your uniform - is what this book celebrates." "The Worth Book of Softball by Paul Dickson, acclaimed author of the classic Dickson Baseball Dictionary, is a magnificently illustrated tribute to the game of softball: its history, its superstars, its records, its rules, its terminology, its equipment, and its impact on American life. It is the first major chronicle of a sport that is rich in cultural diversity, integrates male and female players of all ages like no other game and can be adapted to anyone's needs." "The book tells the origins of the game - beginning as "indoor baseball" on Thanksgiving Day, 1887 in Chicago - and traces its development through the 1990s. Highlighted for the first time in a reference work are softball's greatest heroes: Bertha Tickey, Carl Rose, Joan Joyce, Mike Macenko, Eddie Feigner, Lisa Fernandez, Michele Granger, Bruce Meade and Harold "Shifty" Gears, to name a few. The book also features rules of the game, equipment and uniforms, the first softball record book, a glossary of softball terminology, and a softballer's miscellany." "Beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated with more than 120 original photos by Russell Mott, as well as 60 historic photos, The Worth Book of Softball is a valentine to a sport that is celebrated every summer by over 40 million people nationwide."--BOOK JACKET.
The Congress dictionary : the ways and meanings of Capitol Hill by Paul Dickson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
Includes formal terms such as adjourn sine die, and informal terms like sleaze factor.
The great American ice cream book by Paul Dickson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
War slang : fighting words and phrases of Americans from the Civil War to the Gulf War by Paul Dickson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
The first comprehensive collection of fighting words and phrases used by Americans at war--from AWOL to zip fuel.
The future of the workplace : the coming revolution in jobs by Paul Dickson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Recent job environments recreated and studied in this book involve the blue-collar and the assembly-line worker. Delineates new and more humane ways of achieving productivity.
A collector's compendium of rare and unusual, bold and beautiful, odd and whimsical names by Paul Dickson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
Spine title: Names. A compendium of interesting facts about names and nicknames divided into thirty-three categories from cars to trade names to apples.
There are alligators in our sewers, and other American credos by Paul Dickson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
The new Dickson baseball dictionary : a cyclopedic reference to more than 7, 000 words, names, phrases, and slang expressions that define the game, its heritage, culture, and variations by Paul Dickson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
The electronic battlefield by Paul Dickson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Slang! : the topical dictionary of Americanisms by Paul Dickson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
A categorically arranged dictionary of American slang and popular culture features more than ten thousand entries that cover such topics as the Internet, extreme sports, the drug culture, politics, and entertainment.
Baseball's greatest quotations ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Americanisms American wit and humor Astronautics and state--Public opinion Baseball Bonus Expeditionary Forces Chronology Dictionaries Electronics in military engineering English language English language--Address, Forms of English language--Dialects English language--Etymology--Names English language--Slang Folklore Forecasts Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. History History, Modern Ice cream, ices, etc. Ice cream industry Job satisfaction Language and languages Libraries Military art and science Military history Names, English Personnel management Political science Popular culture Protest movements Quotations Research Softball Soldiers--Language Sputnik satellites Superstition Toasts Twenty-first century United States United States.--Congress Urban folklore Veterans Veterans--Economic conditions Veterans--Political activity Vocabulary Washington (D.C.) Weapons systems Work Working class World War (1914-1918)
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