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From Elvis to E-mail: Trends, Events, and Trivia from the Postwar Era to the End of the Century Hardcover – July 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Federal Street Press (July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892859092
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892859099
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,198,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Paul Dickson has written more than 44 books on popular culture, language, humor, and history. He is a frequent guest on nationally broadcast radio and television programs and is the author of The Official Rules and Explanations, also from Federal Street Press.

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From Elvis to E-mail answers questions great and small, including:

When did the Berlin Wall go up? (1961)

When did the New York Mets set a record for ineptitude by losing 120 games in a single season? (1962)

What did Timex watches cost when they started ticking? ($6.95)


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Paul Dickson is the author of more than 45 nonfiction books and hundreds of magazine articles. Although he has written on a variety of subjects from ice cream to kite flying to electronic warfare, he now concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball and 20th century history. His most recent titles include Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary, The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, Sputnik: The Shock of the Century and Slang: A Topical Dictionary of Americanisms.

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