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Dickson, Paul

Overview
Works: 93 works in 273 publications in 1 language and 23,857 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Biography  Quotations  Military history  Terminology 
Roles: Author of introduction, Director
Classifications: GV862.3, 428.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Dickson
Sputnik : the shock of the century by Paul Dickson ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,324 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 )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,247 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
Toasts, the complete book of the best toasts, sentiments, blessings, curses, and graces by Paul Dickson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lists place names and resident names with explanations
The Official rules by Paul Dickson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dickson baseball dictionary by Paul Dickson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dictionary of the space age by Paul Dickson ( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 812 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
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 755 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 724 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."--BOOK JACKET
The great American ice cream book by Paul Dickson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Congress dictionary : the ways and meanings of Capitol Hill by Paul Dickson ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 688 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 659 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member 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
The Dickson baseball dictionary by Paul Dickson ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 609 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
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 597 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
Baseball's greatest quotations by Paul Dickson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over 5000 quotations about baseball as well as historical annotations and lore
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
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 562 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 )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 560 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."--BOOK JACKET
Bill Veeck : baseball's greatest maverick by Paul Dickson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 548 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
 
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Alternative Names
Диксон, Пол, 1939-
ディクソン, ポール
Languages
English (108)
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