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Tawdry Knickers and Other Unfortunate Ways to Be Remembered A Saucy and Spirited History of Ninety Notorious Namesakes

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ISBN-10: 0399536191

ISBN-13: 9780399536199

Edition: 2010

Authors: Alex Novak

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Some are born notorious. Others have notoriety thrust upon them. Few realize that their morning mouthwash bears the name of a life- saving British baron or that their sugary graham crackers would be abhorred by the health-food fanatic who concocted the flavorless original recipe. Throughout history, the proper names of figures both noble and notorious have slipped into the common and uncommon corners of our vocabulary. Tawdry Knickers and Other Unfortunate Ways to Be Remembereddetails the lamentable lives and legacies of history's most infamous namesakes and the words they inspired: * Henry Shrapnel died of natural causes, despite having invented the shells whose shattering fragments would…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English