Fighting words: from war, rebellion, and other combative capers

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Dell, 1990 - Fiction - 302 pages
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Fighting Words: From War, Rebellion and Other Combative Capers

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This directory of some 650 military terms is never quite sure what it wants to be. It is far too brief and nonselective to be a serious reference work, and too ponderous to be ironic or entertaining ... Read full review


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Christine Ammer is a lifelong student of language. She is the author of 20 popular reference books, on subjects ranging from classical music to economics. For the past decade she has concentrated on language, especially colloquial expressions. She lives and looks into words in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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