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Dickson, Paul

Overview
Works: 39 works in 141 publications in 1 language and 12,646 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Military history  Quotations  Biography  Guidebooks  Terms and phrases  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: GV862.3, 027.073
Publication Timeline
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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 )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member 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 1,422 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
Words : a connoisseur's collection of old and new, weird and wonderful, useful and outlandish words by Paul Dickson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member 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 717 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 Congress dictionary : the ways and meanings of Capitol Hill by Paul Dickson ( Book )
10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 668 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 )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first comprehensive collection of fighting words and phrases used by Americans at war--from AWOL to zip fuel
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 573 WorldCat member 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
Slang! : the topical dictionary of Americanisms by Paul Dickson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 567 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
Bill Veeck : baseball's greatest maverick by Paul Dickson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 558 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
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 544 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
Baseball's greatest quotations by Paul Dickson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over 5000 quotations about baseball as well as historical annotations and lore
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 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the homegrown boodle of the 19th century to current misunderstandistan in the Middle East, America's foremost expert on slang reveals military lingo at its most colorful, innovative, brutal, and ironic. Author Paul Dickson introduces some of the new words and phrases born of conflict, boredom, good humor, bad food, new technology, and the pure horror of war. This newly updated reference extends to the post-9/11 world and the American military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. Recommended by William Safire in his On Language column of The New York Times, it features dictionary-style entries, arranged chronologically by conflict, with helpful introductions to each section and an index for convenient reference. Paul Dickson is a national treasure who deserves a wide audience, declared Library Journal. The author of more than 50 books, Dickson has written extensively on language. This expanded edition of War Slang features new material by journalist Ben Lando, Iraq Bureau Chief for Iraq Oil Report and a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Time. It serves language lovers and military historians alike by adding an eloquent new dimension to our understanding of war
The hidden language of baseball : how signs and sign-stealing have influenced the course of our national pastime by Paul Dickson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A noted baseball historian provides an unusual look at the complex systems of coded language that govern action on the field, examining the tradition of signing that has become an intrinsic part of the baseball world
The joy of keeping score : how scoring the game has influenced and enhanced the history of baseball by Paul Dickson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of scorekeeping from the 1840s to the present, showing actual scorecards from some of baseball's most famous games, and looks at basic and advanced scoring techniques
On this spot : pinpointing the past in Washington, D.C. by Douglas E Evelyn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slang! : the topic-by-topic dictionary of contemporary American lingoes by Paul Dickson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Words from the White House : Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents by Paul Dickson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects American presidential words, phrases, and slogans that have defined the nation's culture, in a work arranged chronologically and complemented by definitions, etymologies, and essays placing each entry in its cultural context
Slang : the authoritative topic-by-topic dictionary of American lingoes from all walks of life by Paul Dickson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... this volume truly encompasses the whole colorful range of current American slang. Divided into twenty-nine broad categories, these are the words that make American English as expressive as it is fascinating. From advertising offices to prisons, from high schools to the halls of Congress, this invaluable resource revals the way Americans speak and think today."
Labels for locals : what to call people from Abilene to Zimbabwe by Paul Dickson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dictionary of names for persons of a specific city or community
The unwritten rules of baseball by Paul Dickson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From beanballs to basebrawls, the most important rules governing the game of baseball have never been officially written down--until now.They have no sanction from the Commissioner, appear nowhere in any official publication, and are generally not posted on any clubhouse wall. They represent a set of time-honored customs, rituals, and good manners that show a respect for the game, one's teammates, and one's opponents. Sometimes they contradict the official rulebook. The fans generally only hear about them when one is bent or broken, and it becomes news for a few days. Now, for the first time ever, Paul Dickson has put these unwritten rules down on paper, covering every situation, whether on the field or in the clubhouse, press box, or stands. Along with entertaining baseball axioms, quotations, and rules of thumb, this essential volume contains the collected wisdom of dozens of players, managers, and reporters on the secret rules that you break at your own risk, such as:1.7.1. In a Fight, Everyone Must Leave the Bench and the Bullpen Has to Join In1.13.3. In a Blowout Game, Never Swing as Hard as You Can at a 3-0 Pitch5.1.0. In Areas That Have Two Baseball Teams, Any Given Fan Can Only Really Root For One of Them
 
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