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What's in a Name? From Joseph P. Frisbie to Roy Jacuzzi, How Everyday Items Were Named for Extraordinary People

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ISBN-10: 1592404324

ISBN-13: 9781592404322

Edition: N/A

Authors: Philip Dodd

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A brilliant and personal literary journey, in which Philip Dodd tells the curious tales of people whose names—deliberately or by chance—became household words What’s in a name? For Philip Dodd, this question led to an international tour, sleuthing the history of some of our most intriguing eponyms. The result is a collection of surprising, stranger-than-fiction stories from history, the arts, the halls of science, and sometimes simply the realm of serendipity. This armchair traveler’s delight contains little-known tales of such immortal figures as: · Roy Jacuzzi, alive and well and still bubbling with ideas in Happy Valley, California · Joseph P. Frisbie, the baker whose pie tins inspired…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English