Histories of the Unexpected

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ITEM CODE: 23775
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Did you know that the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War? Or that Heinrich Himmler, Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian o...
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Did you know that the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War? Or that Heinrich Himmler, Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian orphans? An entertaining and surprising collection demonstrates that everything has a history. Tackling historical themes, from the Tudors and the Second World War to the Roman Empire and Victorians, via a discursive tour of 30 unexpected subjects, including hands, gloves, perfume, smiles and signatures. Mind-boggling connections and trivia-filled profiles will change the way you see the world.
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Hardback
24 x 18cm
465 pages
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Overall product rating 5/5
06 May 2020
Portlaoise, Co. Laoise, Eire
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This was a gift for someone else.
It looks good and it has a good quality cover and dust jacket.
23 August 2019
Markfield, Leicestershire
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So interesting! You just keep wanting to read more!