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  • Hendrickson, Robert: More cunning than man: A social history of rats and men
    More cunning than man: A social history of rats and men
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0812828941 (0-8128-2894-1)
    Hardcover, Stein and Day

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    This eye-opening, well-researched examination of mankind's oldest competitor is filled with weirdly fascinating information about the history of the rat and the way it consistently outsmarts man.

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  • New Yawk Tawk: A Dictionary of New York City Expressions
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0785815562 (0-7858-1556-2)
    Hardcover, Booksales

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    Each regional volume contains thousands of entertaining expressions, anecdotes, pronunciations, idioms, and catchwords -- both historical and contemporary -- excerpted from novels, poetry, legends, and newspaper articles. An extensive introduction provides in-depth coverage of each area as well as its many different dialects.New York Tawk collects more than 1,200 entries that will take readers on a fun and informative "tour" of the self-proclaimed "Capital of the World".

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  • Robert Hendrickson: The Ocean Almanac - Being a Copious Compendium on Sea Creatures, Nautical Lore & Legend, Master Mariners, Naval Disasters, and Myriad Mysteries of the Deep
    The Ocean Almanac
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0091773555 (0-09-177355-5)
    Softcover, Hutchinson Reference

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    As expansive as the ocean itself, this entertaining, informative almanac offers hundreds of fascinating essays, anecdotes, facts, legends, and mysteries concerning the sea, its amazing inhabitants--both real and apocryphal--and the men and ships who have sailed it through the ages.

  • Ripoffs (A Viking compass book)
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0670006033 (0-670-00603-3)
    Softcover, Penguin Books

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  • The Road to Appomattox
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0471148849 (0-471-14884-9)
    Hardcover, Wiley

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    Praise for Robert Hendrickson's

    The Road to Appomattox

    "An almost novelistically easy narrative, punctuated by well-done portraits of major players (Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Sherman, Sheridan, etc.). . . . Hendrickson betters much other popular history of the subject."--Booklist

    "A lucid summary of this fateful period, featuring profiles of the leading players together with colorful anecdotes."--Kirkus Reviews

    "Hendrickson's account will appeal to general readers through his use of well-known first-person accounts to convey the human dimension of the fighting. . . . Specialists will appreciate Hendrickson's argument that Grant's pursuit of Lee and his army was the only way to defeat an opponent determined to keep the field at any price. "--Publishers Weekly

    Early in 1864, after three long years of bloody and horrifying civil war, Ulysses S. Grant took command of all Union forces engaged against the Confederacy. Grim and ruthless in his determination, Grant set out to grind the enemy into submission with superior numbers, equipment, and firepower. It would take a year for Grant's strategy to succeed--the final and most murderous year of an already savage struggle.

    Lavishly supplemented with vintage photographs, drawings, contemporary documents, and maps, The Road to Appomattox offers rich and rewarding reading for history lovers, Civil War buffs, and anyone who enjoys a memorable story engagingly told.

    "Definitely a page-turner that will appeal to the general reader and the Civil War enthusiast."--Library Journal

  • The Road to Appomattox (History / Civil War)
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0471350605 (0-471-35060-5)
    Softcover, Wiley

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    Praise for Robert Hendrickson's

    The Road to Appomattox

    "An almost novelistically easy narrative, punctuated by well-done portraits of major players (Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Sherman, Sheridan, etc.). . . . Hendrickson betters much other popular history of the subject."--Booklist

    "A lucid summary of this fateful period, featuring profiles of the leading players together with colorful anecdotes."--Kirkus Reviews

    "Hendrickson's account will appeal to general readers through his use of well-known first-person accounts to convey the human dimension of the fighting. . . . Specialists will appreciate Hendrickson's argument that Grant's pursuit of Lee and his army was the only way to defeat an opponent determined to keep the field at any price. "--Publishers Weekly

    Early in 1864, after three long years of bloody and horrifying civil war, Ulysses S. Grant took command of all Union forces engaged against the Confederacy. Grim and ruthless in his determination, Grant set out to grind the enemy into submission with superior numbers, equipment, and firepower. It would take a year for Grant's strategy to succeed--the final and most murderous year of an already savage struggle.

    Lavishly supplemented with vintage photographs, drawings, contemporary documents, and maps, The Road to Appomattox offers rich and rewarding reading for history lovers, Civil War buffs, and anyone who enjoys a memorable story engagingly told.

    "Definitely a page-turner that will appeal to the general reader and the Civil War enthusiast."--Library Journal

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  • Salty words
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0688035507 (0-688-03550-7)
    Hardcover, Hearst Marine Books

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  • The Show Biz Life: An Anecdotal History of Stage, Screen, and Television
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0809230836 (0-8092-3083-6)
    Hardcover, Contemporary Books

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    By the author of The Literary Life, this book illuminates the glitter and the grit of show business through anecdotes about actors, theaters, directors, playwrights, critics -- and more -- from antiquity to present time.

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  • Hendrickson, Robert: Whistlin' Dixie: A Dictionary of Southern Expressions
    Whistlin' Dixie: A Dictionary of Southern Expressions
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0671522914 (0-671-52291-4)
    Softcover, Pocket Books

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    Baring the soul of the South, this book contains 3,500 Southern-fried words and expressions. Hendrickson deciphers the Southern dialect in a carefully documented, yet anecdotal fashion. For word buffs, academics and professionals, this invaluable reference "has humor . . . some bawdiness . . . and the ability to stimulate thought and discussion."--Booklist.

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  • Whistlin' Dixie: A Dictionary of Southern Expressions (Dictionary of American Regional Expressions)
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0816021104 (0-8160-2110-4)
    Hardcover, Facts on File

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    At once lyrical and humorous, often gritty band always to the point, Southern speech has been elevated to an art form by those who live below the Mason-Dixon line. Where else would a beautiful woman be told she's burnin' a river or an idle person be referred to as born tired and raised lazy? Southern dialect springs from a variety of sources: Cajun, Creole, Gumbo, Gullah and Conch, to name a few. All converge to form a uniquely Southern mode of expression. Of the over 3,500 Southern-fried words and expressions contained in Whistlin' Dixie, many have become familiar as they have slipped into the American vocabulary, but many more remain exclusive to the South. All are explored here, with special emphasis on usage, pronunciation, historical and literary references, variations, etymology and locale of use. Whistlin' Dixie is the first of five dictionaries comprising the Facts On File Encyclopedia of American Regionalisms. Each volume begins with an introduction to the region and its different dialects. The heart of the book defines words and regional expressions in a carefully documented, yet anecdotal fashion. Written by renowned language expert and writer Robert Hendrickson, Whistlin' Dixie is an important reference for writers and researchers, an invaluable resource for students and teachers and an irresistible treat for word buffs.

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  • World English: From Aloha to Zed
    by ROBERT HENDRICKSON
    ISBN 0471345180 (0-471-34518-0)
    Hardcover, Wiley

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    English is spoken by more than a billion people worldwide. Wherever it is spoken, the English language is enriched by its diverse speakers. This is the first A-to-Z reference to English diction in all its flavors, hues, tones, & timbres. The book contains almost 3,000 carefully selected words & phrases culled from 50 regional variations on the English-language theme. Each entry includes a concise definition & the term's region of origin, & many entries offer an example sentence showing how the word is used. In many cases, entries are enlivened by amusing & enlightening anecdotes & fun facts relating to a term's history & varying uses. Includes examples of English words & phrases that have made their way into non-English-speaking countries.

  • Hendrickson, Robert: Yankee Talk: A Dictionary of New England Expressions
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