Civil War Dictionary
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Civil War Dictionary by Webb Garrison
Book DescriptionFeaturing over 2,500 entries, discover the vibrant and colourful lingo of the American Civil War. In the more than 140 years since the end of the American Civil War, the American language has changed considerably. The meanings of many words and phrases that were in common use at the time have become obscure or lost completely.Drawing on nearly 30 years' research, "Webb Garrison's Civil War Dictionary" provides readers with an invaluable and insightful reference source on the language - including nicknames and slang - of the Civil War period.Featuring more than 2,500 entries, and accompanied by 250 illustrations, this volume will re-connect historians, students, and anyone else, with the vibrant language of the three and a half million soldiers who fought in the American Civil War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781581826753
(216mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing,US
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Webb Garrison
Curiosities of the Civil War, Hardback (February 2011)
Previously published as two separate works: Civil War curiosities in 1994, and More Civil War curiosities in 1995.
Why You Say It, Paperback / softback (May 2010)
Why You Say Itreveals the backstory of more than six hundred words and phrases that pepper our everyday dialogue. This catalog of our language s most colorful expressions delivers an illuminating read for anyone curious about the evolution of words."
What's in a Word, Paperback (February 2010)
Have you ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Did you make it to that early morning meeting by the skin of your teeth? This encyclopedia includes more than three hundred fifty words and phrases and information on how they evolved.
Encyclopedia Civil War Usage, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Webb Garrison
Researched by a bestselling author, this compendium of more than 2,500 entries and 250 illustrations covers the terms, equipment, and organization of the three million soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
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Author Biography - Webb Garrison
Webb Garrison Sr. was the former associate dean of Emory University, and the best-selling author of more than 50 books on the American Civil War. Cheryl Garrison, Webb Garrison's daughter, is a writer, researcher, and editor.
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