13: The Story of the World's Most Notorious Superstition
Triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13
If thirteen people sit down at a table, will one die within a year? Why did five U.S. presidents join the Thirteen Club? What is the only major New York hotel that has a thirteenth floor?
In 13, a fascinating cultural history-cum-detective story, Nathaniel Lachenmeyer gets to the root of how one superstition—the fear of the number 13—developed among wildly divergent societies. A book about mythmaking, 13 explores why people believe what they believe, and the real reason Friday the 13th is the most unlucky day in the world.
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Review: 13: The Story of the World's Most Notorious SuperstitionUser Review - Diana - Goodreads
This book traces the rise and fall of some of the world's most popular beliefs -both the lucky and the unlucky- of the notorious number 13. Triskadekophobes fear the number and avoid it at all costs ... Read full review
Review: 13: The Story of the World's Most Notorious SuperstitionUser Review - Jennifer Willson - Goodreads
Ive always been interested in Friday the 13th and thus book taught me a lot of history I didn't know about it. great read Read full review
The Origins of Unlucky 13
The Sin of 13
Friday the 13th
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