Clean and Decent: The History of the Bath and Loo and of Sundry Habits, Fashions & Accessories of the Toilet, Principally in Great Britain, France & America

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Routledge & Kegan Paul, Jan 1, 1980 - Bathing customs - 211 pages
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User Review  - nellista - LibraryThing

I think I have really taken for granted the development of bathroom fixtures and plumbing! Many, many people have tinkered and toiled with baths, basins, and toilets over hundreds of years, to make ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jerry Smith - Goodreads

Not bad. Always interesting to read books written in the 60s as they seem so much less engaging that modern prose. This book discusses the development of washing essentially. Many intereting facts but ... Read full review



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Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize winning author, graduated from Tulane University and spent two years teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. Wright is the author of the Books Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief (2013), Pulitzer Prize winning The Looming Tower : Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (2006), Noriega: God's Favorite (2000), Twins: And What They Tell Us About Who We Are (1999), Remembering Satan (1994), Saints & Sinners (1993), In the New World: Growing Up in America, 1964-1984 (1987), and City Children, Country Summer: A Story of Ghetto Children Among the Amish (1979).

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