Axelrod, Alan

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
The Real Language of the Modern American Military
Alan Axelrod
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Few areas of human endeavor have produced more—or more colorful—terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express everything from raw emotion to complex technology. The military is both a distinctive way of life... [READ MORE]
The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter
Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems
Alan Axelrod
(Skyhorse Publishing)
The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s and ’40s. Entries include definitions, etymology, and examples of usage. This delightful compendium... [READ MORE]
The 20 Most Significant Events of the Civil War
A Ranking
Alan Axelrod
(Skyhorse Publishing)
This is the first book to not only select the events that most influenced the causes and outcome of America’s Civil War, but also to rank them in order of significance. In each of the book’s 20 detailed essays, author/historian/speaker Alan Axelrod presents an engaging narrative about the event, and... [READ MORE]
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