The Resource War slang : American fighting words & phrases since the Civil War, Paul Dickson ; with new material on Iraq and Afghanistan by Ben Lando

War slang : American fighting words & phrases since the Civil War, Paul Dickson ; with new material on Iraq and Afghanistan by Ben Lando

Label
War slang : American fighting words & phrases since the Civil War
Title
War slang
Title remainder
American fighting words & phrases since the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Paul Dickson ; with new material on Iraq and Afghanistan by Ben Lando
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
427/.09
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3727.S7
LC item number
D53 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Dover books on language
Label
War slang : American fighting words & phrases since the Civil War, Paul Dickson ; with new material on Iraq and Afghanistan by Ben Lando
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction to The Dover Edition; Introduction: Fire Cakes; 1 Civil and Uncivil Words; 2 World War I: Over there and Over the Top; 3 The Many Words of World War II; 4 The Code of the Korean Conflict; 5 Vietnam Vocab; 6 A Gulf Glossary; 7 Doomsday'S Dictionary; 8 Terms for A time of Terror; Supplementary Glossary; Index of Defined Words and Phrases; Supplementary Index
Control code
ocn889222151
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unknown
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 438 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486797168
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
637772
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32157186
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889222151
  • pebc0486797163

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