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Hash House Lingo: The Slang of Soda Jerks, Short-Order Cooks, Bartenders, Waitresses, Carhops and…

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Originally published in 1941, this pocket-sized treasury preserves the language of diners and roadside restaurants during their golden age in the '30s and '40s. From "all hot" (baked potato) and "dog soup" (water) to "perk" (coffee) and "first lady" (spare ribs),…
Sputnik: The Shock of the Century
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|October 1, 2019

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On October 4, 1957, the day Leave It to Beaver premiered on American television, the Soviet Union launched the space age. Sputnik, all of 184 pounds with only a radio transmitter inside its highly polished shell, became the first artificial satellite in…
The Hidden Language of Baseball: How Signs and Sign-Stealing Have Influenced the Course of Our…

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Baseball is set apart from other sports by many things, but few are more distinctive than the intricate systems of coded language that govern action on the field and give baseball its unique appeal. During a nine?inning game, more than one thousand silent…
Rising To The Occasion: The Best Toasts For Any Celebration

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Paul Dickson's Rising to the Occasion is the ideal pocket reference for any moment when one might need to raise a glass. Organized by category, it contains sayings famous and profound, suitable and sentimental, created by the likes of Groucho Marx, Mark Twain,…
Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick

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A masterful biography of one of most influential, sharp-witted, and often zany figures in baseball history, whose drive and imagination helped transform the game and the country. As owner of the minor league Milwaukee Brewers, and then the Cleveland Indians, the…
The Official Rules: More than 4000 Principles, Laws, Axioms and Observations for Survival in the…

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This new, vastly expanded and enriched version of The Official Rules presents precisely 5,427 laws, principles, rules, proverbs, and aphorisms collected by Paul Dickson and the esteemed Fellows of the Murphy Center for the Codification of Human and Organizational…
The Dickson Baseball Dictionary: Third Edition
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|June 14, 2011

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The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” ( Wall Street Journal ). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” ( Wall Street Journal ) and “an indispensable guide to the…
Playing the Game: My Early Years in Baseball
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|February 17, 2011

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By the summer of 1920, Babe Ruth had attained a degree of celebrity beyond that of any other player in baseball history. Traded by the Red Sox for the unheard-of sum of $125,000, the Bambino was on a tear, breaking his own records and drawing legions of fans into…
Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers
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|March 18, 2010

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"Revealing . . . memorable . . . reminiscences about the most beloved baseball team of all time."-- The New York Times "An era is brought to life with remarkable, consistent passion." --Newsweek "Golenbock gathers stories of a team, a park, and an era gone by in…
Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary
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|September 29, 2009

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Here it is: from a Guinness World Records holder, the most English synonyms ever recorded for a single word—“drunk.” Wise-guy lexicographer Paul Dickson, a consulting editor at Merriam-Webster , has long held the record for collecting the "Most…
My Twenty Years in Baseball
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|June 22, 2009

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By the time of his retirement in 1928, Ty Cobb had set ninety major league baseball records, many of which -- including twelve batting titles and a .367 lifetime batting average -- remain unsurpassed to this day. He was also a member of the first group of legends…
The Unwritten Rules Of Baseball: The Etiquette, Conventional Wisdom, and Axiomatic Codes of Our…

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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…
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