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Product Description: From the Casey Award–winning author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, the first full biography of Leo Durocher, one of the most colorful and important figures in baseball history.Leo Durocher (1906–1991) was baseball's all-time leading cocky, flamboyant, and galvanizing character, casting a shadow across several eras, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Space Age Astrodome, from Prohibition through the Vietnam War...read more

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9781632863119 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, April 4, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: From the Casey Award–winning author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, the first full biography of Leo Durocher, one of the most colorful and important figures in baseball history.

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9781620405413 | Gardners Books, November 5, 2015, cover price $16.25

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Product Description: 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, and Willard Scott alongside equally engaging anonymous toasts...read more

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9781620406632 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, May 20, 2014, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Paul Dickson's Rising to the Occasion is the ideal pocket reference for any moment when one might need to raise a glass.

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Product Description: William Shakespeare's written vocabulary consisted of 17,245 words, including hundreds that were coined or popularized by him. Some of the words never went further than their appearance in his plays, but others-like bedazzled, hurry, critical, and anchovy-are essential parts of our standard vocabulary today...read more

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9781620405406 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, April 22, 2014, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: William Shakespeare's written vocabulary consisted of 17,245 words, including hundreds that were coined or popularized by him.

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9780314202390, titled "1996 Civil Procedure Supplement" | West Group, August 1, 1996, cover price $19.95 | also contains 1996 Civil Procedure Supplement

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Product Description: 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 Law...read more

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9780486482101 | Dover Pubns, November 21, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: 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 Law.

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Product Description: 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 St...read more

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9780802717788, titled "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick" | Walker & Co, April 24, 2012, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: William Louis "Bill" Veeck, Jr.

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9780802778307, titled "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick" | Reprint edition (Walker & Co, March 5, 2013), cover price $19.00 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: The founding fathers (a term created by Warren G. Harding for his "front porch campaign" of 1920) felt that coining words and creating new uses for old ones was part of their role in creating a new American culture and language, distinct from the proscriptive King's English...read more

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9780802743800 | Walker & Co, January 8, 2013, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The founding fathers (a term created by Warren G.

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Product Description: Created during the Great Depression by the U.S. Forest Service, this guide was designed to provide environmental safety and maintenance advice for visitors to national forests and parks. Loaded with finely crafted drawings and plans for outdoor stoves and fireplaces, this manual offers a window into a bygone era of handyman activity as well as a wealth of still-useful information for building barbecue pits, chimneys, warming units, and other outdoor heating sources...read more
By Paul Dickson (foreword by)

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9780486490205 | Dover Pubns, November 21, 2012, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Created during the Great Depression by the U.

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Product Description: A smart, hilarious, and lavishly illustrated guide to the most euphemised word in the English language: DrunkA record-breaking assemblage of 2,964 different ways to say "drunk." Tipsy, roasted, three sheets, whazooed and Boris Yeltsinned are just the beginning...read more
By Paul Dickson and Brian Rea (illustrator)

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9781612191430 | Reprint edition (Melville Pub House, November 6, 2012), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A smart, hilarious, and lavishly illustrated guide to the most euphemised word in the English language: DrunkA record-breaking assemblage of 2,964 different ways to say "drunk.

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Product Description: As the astronauts' home base and the site of Mission Control, the Johnson Space Center has witnessed some of the most triumphant moments in American history. Spanning initiatives from the 1960s to 1993, this illustrated volume traces the center's history, starting with its origins at the beginning of the space race in the late 1950s...read more
By Paul Dickson (introduced by)

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9780486477565 | Dover Pubns, September 19, 2012, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: As the astronauts' home base and the site of Mission Control, the Johnson Space Center has witnessed some of the most triumphant moments in American history.

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Product Description: The unconquerable frustration of golf, in which every player competes largely against himself and almost always loses, brings out a rich vein of unquenchable wit and fatalistic humor. Enhanced by historical and modern photographs, this hole-in-one gift book collects quotations that complete the phrase "Golf is ...read more
By Paul Dickson (editor)

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9780486487960 | Dover Pubns, April 18, 2012, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The unconquerable frustration of golf, in which every player competes largely against himself and almost always loses, brings out a rich vein of unquenchable wit and fatalistic humor.

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Product Description: On July 24, 1969, the astronauts of Apollo XI splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, having triumphantly answered John F. Kennedy's 1961 challenge to land an American on the moon "before this decade is out." Behind their success lay the cooperative efforts of political leaders, engineers, scientists, administrators, and other astronauts...read more
By Paul Dickson (introduced by)

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9780486483832 | Reprint edition (Dover Pubns, February 15, 2012), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: On July 24, 1969, the astronauts of Apollo XI splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, having triumphantly answered John F.

By Paul Dickson (introduced by)

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9780486482231 | Dover Pubns, June 13, 2012, cover price $8.95

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Product Description: Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, this biography chronicles the struggles of the second black player to reach the Major Leagues. Larry Doby joined the Indians 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson's first appearance with the Dodgers...read more
By Paul Dickson (introduced by)

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9780486483375 | Dover Pubns, January 17, 2012, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, this biography chronicles the struggles of the second black player to reach the Major Leagues.

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Product Description: The official record of America's first space station, this thorough and highly readable book from the NASA History Series chronicles the Skylab program from its planning during the 1960s through its 1973 launch and its conclusion in 1979...read more
By Paul Dickson (introduced by)

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9780486482187 | Dover Pubns, August 18, 2011, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The official record of America's first space station, this thorough and highly readable book from the NASA History Series chronicles the Skylab program from its planning during the 1960s through its 1973 launch and its conclusion in 1979.

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Product Description: 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), the long-lost terms are fascinating, funny, and sometimes politically incorrect by today's standards...read more
By Paul Dickson (introduced by)

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9780486481128 | Dover Pubns, September 19, 2012, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: 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 language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game...read more

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9780393066814 | 3 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 1, 2009), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The expanded and now-definitive work on the language of baseball―“That rarest of sports books, a valuable reference work that provides absorbing and enlightening reading.
9780816017416 | Facts on File, March 1, 1989, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Defines baseball terms and jargon from agent to zimmerman, identifies team nicknames, and describes the history of baseball stadiums

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9780393340082 | 3 rev exp edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, June 13, 2011), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The definitive work on the language of baseball―one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal).
9780380713356 | Reprint edition (Avon Books, February 1, 1991), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Defines baseball terms and jargon from agent to zimmerman, identifies team nicknames, and describes the history of baseball stadiums

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9780393073492 | 3 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 2, 2009), cover price $42.95
9780393073706 | 3 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 2, 2009), cover price $42.95

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Product Description: From Yogi Berra's rib-tickling "Berraisms" to Walt Whitman's "Baseball is our game — the American game," this ideal gift for baseball fans drives home the fact that baseball is a game of many interpretations. It features hundreds of wisecracking, philosophical, nostalgic, and above all, entertaining quips and observations...read more
By Paul Dickson (editor)

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9780486482095 | Dover Pubns, April 20, 2011, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: From Yogi Berra's rib-tickling "Berraisms" to Walt Whitman's "Baseball is our game — the American game," this ideal gift for baseball fans drives home the fact that baseball is a game of many interpretations.

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Product Description: On October 4, 1957, as Leave It to Beaver premiered on American television, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made object into space―a 184-pound satellite carrying only a radio transmitter. While Sputnik I immediately shocked the world, its long-term impact was even greater, for it profoundly changed the shape of the twentieth century...read more

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9780783897608 | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, January 1, 2002), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: On October 4, 1957, as Leave It to Beaver premiered on American television, the Soviet Union launced the first man-made object into space, a 184-pound satellite carrying only a radio transmitter.
9780802713650 | Walker & Co, October 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9780802716033 | Walker & Co, December 15, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: On October 4, 1957, as Leave It to Beaver premiered on American television, the Soviet Union launched the first man-made object into space―a 184-pound satellite carrying only a radio transmitter.
9780802779519 | Reprint edition (Walker & Co, April 12, 2011), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: On October 4, 1957, as Leave It to Beaver premiered on American television, the Soviet Union launched the space age.
9780425188439 | Reissue edition (Berkley Pub Group, April 1, 2003), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the Sputnik launch, a lively study documents the events, both political and personal, surrounding the launch of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in 1957 and provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the people who were responsible for creating the first human-made object in space, forever changing the world.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780486477503, titled "War Slang: American Fighting Words & Phrases Since the Civil War" | 3 edition (Dover Pubns, May 19, 2011), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: 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.
9781574887105 | 2 sub edition (Potomac Books Inc, October 1, 2003), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Paul Dickson, one of the country's leading authorities on American slang, offers the first comprehensive collection of fighting words and wartime phrases Americans have used from the Civil War to the Iraq War.

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Product Description: The 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight, in which teams from the two nations met in orbit to test an international docking system and conduct both collaborative and independent studies...read more

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9780486478890 | Dover Pubns, January 14, 2011, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was the first joint U.

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Product Description: This 100th anniversary commemorative edition constitutes the definitive guide to professional baseball as it was played a century ago. One of the most sought-after documents of the sport's early days, it explores baseball's roots in the 1830s, the origins of the National and American leagues, the art of pitching, star plays and players, umpiring, the minor leagues, and many other aspects of our national pastime...read more
By Paul Dickson (foreword by), J. Walter Mcspadden (compiler) and William Patten (editor)

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9780486479576 | Dover Pubns, September 16, 2010, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This 100th anniversary commemorative edition constitutes the definitive guide to professional baseball as it was played a century ago.

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Product Description: America's first successful attempt at unmanned lunar exploration, Project Ranger culminated in close-up television images of the moon's surface. Sponsored by NASA and executed by the Jet Propulsion Lab, the project ran from 1959 to 1965 and produced management techniques, flight operating procedures, and technology employed by later space missions...read more
By Paul Dickson (introduced by)

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9780486477572 | Dover Pubns, June 17, 2010, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: America's first successful attempt at unmanned lunar exploration, Project Ranger culminated in close-up television images of the moon's surface.

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