Title SWINGING THE LEAD AND SPIKING HIS GUNS.
Publisher Castle, (Edison, New Jersey, 2002), Ist American edition.
Seller ID 24047
190 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785816127 Reproductions of vintage b&w illustrations. "Drawing on the language of the fighting man throughout the ages, this A-Z collection of popular idioms and turns of phrase delves into the origin and evolution of expressions now used in common language which came into being on the battlefield, the gun-deck, and more recently, in the air....So to find out what it means to 'swear like a trooper', when something's 'gone for a Burton ' , b r o w se through this fascinating collection and discover the history of hundreds of similar words and phrases." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Near Fine/Fine