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The Dirt on Clean

An Unsanitized History

The Dirt on Clean( )
Author: Ashenburg, Katherine
ISBN:978-0-374-53137-9
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Imprint:North Point Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.00
Book Description:

The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with a miniature rake, and a final application of oil. For the aristocratic Frenchman in the seventeenth century, it meant changing your shirt once a day and perhaps going so far as to dip your hands in some water. Did Napoleon know something we didn't when he wrote to Josephine, "I...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Health & Fitness / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.82 Inches
Book Weight:1.2 Pounds



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