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Dickson, Paul

Overview
Works: 96 works in 416 publications in 3 languages and 24,856 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Military history  Forecasts  Quotations  Biography  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Director, Editor
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Most widely held works by Paul Dickson
The library in America : a celebration in words and pictures by Paul Dickson( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of libraries from Colonial times to the 1980's and examines the role of libraries in American society
The Dickson baseball dictionary by Paul Dickson( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member 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
The Official rules by Paul Dickson( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Murphy's Law, "If anything can go wrong, it will." This humorous hardcover compilation offers a wealth of variations on the well-known adage, including maxims related to business matters, excuses, efficiency, and legal jargon. It also features a "Bureaucratic Survival Kit," "Old Saws Resharpened," "How to Tell the Difference Between Democrats and Republicans," and other comic truths"--
Toasts, the complete book of the best toasts, sentiments, blessings, curses, and graces by Paul Dickson( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do you call a person from--? : a dictionary of resident names by Paul Dickson( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists place names and resident names with explanations
Words : a connoisseur's collection of old and new, weird and wonderful, useful and outlandish words by Paul Dickson( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Worth book of softball : a celebration of America's true national pastime by Paul Dickson( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The great American ice cream book by Paul Dickson( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Congress dictionary : the ways and meanings of Capitol Hill by Paul Dickson( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes formal terms such as adjourn sine die, and informal terms like sleaze factor
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 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive collection of fighting words and phrases used by Americans at war--from AWOL to zip fuel
Slang! : the topical dictionary of Americanisms by Paul Dickson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member 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 by Paul Dickson( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 5000 quotations about baseball as well as historical annotations and lore
The future file : a guide for people with one foot in the 21st century by Paul Dickson( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 490 WorldCat member 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 )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Still not sure what makes a sinker different from a curve? Can't remember when the M & M boys played with the Yankees? Want to know where the "seventh-inning stretch" comes from? Then you've done the right thing by picking up this book - the most complete collection of baseball terms and slang to be found between two covers. Impeccably researched, The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary covers all the bases."--Jacket
War slang : American fighting words and phrases since the Civil War by Paul Dickson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the 19th century's "boodle" to the "deep serious" of Vietnam and beyond, America's foremost expert on slang reveals military lingo at its most colorful, innovative, brutal, and ironic. Recommended by The New York Times' language maven William Safire, this up-to-date reference features convenient dictionary-style entries arranged chronologically by conflict
Bill Veeck : baseball's greatest maverick by Paul Dickson( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veeck's sportswriter father became president of the Chicago Cubs when Bill was four, and America's pastime became his lifelong passion. He changed the business and conscience of baseball, leaving his mark on it as few ever did
A dictionary of the space age by Paul Dickson( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 ushered in an exciting era of scientific and technological advancement. As television news anchors, radio hosts, and journalists reported the happenings of the American and the Soviet space programs to millions of captivated citizens, words that belonged to the worlds of science, aviation, and science fiction suddenly became part of the colloquial language. What's more, NASA used a litany of acronyms in much of its official correspondence in an effort to transmit as much information in as little time as possible. To translate this peculiar vocabulary, Paul Dickson has compiled the curious lingo and mystifying acronyms of NASA in an accessible dictionary of the names, words, and phrases of the Space Age. ... This dictionary captures a broader foundation for the language of the Space Age based on the historical principles employed by the Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's Third New International Dictionary. Word histories for major terms are detailed in a conversational tone, and technical terms are deciphered for the interested student and lay reader."--Front flap of dust jacket
 
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Dickson, Paul 19..-... journaliste scientifique

Dickson, Paul 1939-

Dickson, Paul A. 1939-

Paul Dickson American journalist

Paul Dickson journaliste américain

Диксон, Пол 1939-

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Sputnik : the shock of the centuryThe Bonus Army : an American epicThe Official rulesThe Worth book of softball : a celebration of America's true national pastimeSlang! : the topical dictionary of AmericanismsBaseball's greatest quotationsThe 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 variationsWar slang : American fighting words and phrases since the Civil War