War slang: fighting words and phrases of Americans from the Civil War to the Gulf War

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Pocket Books, 1994 - History - 403 pages
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Defines slang military terms used by Americans in each military action since the Civil War

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War slang: fighting words and phrases of Americans from the Civil War to the Gulf War

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Thousands of new words and phrases are created by soldiers in wartime, many of them becoming part of our everyday vocabulary. Dickson, the author of popular titles on subjects as diverse as American ... Read full review

Contents

OVER THERE
35
THE MANY WORDS OF WORLD WAR II
113
THE CODE OF THE KOREAN CONFLICT
234
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Paul Dickson is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in such publications as "Esquire, Smithsonian, " and "Playboy." He is the author of over 40 books, including "The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, Slang!", and "Sputnik: The Shock of the Century". He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.