Christmas: A Candid History First Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0520258020
ISBN-10: 0520258029
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“Colloquial, straightforward, and colorful. . . . Forbes makes the details delicious.”
, Historian Magazine Published On: 2009-10-01

“Wonderfully perceptive as well as entertaining.”
, Santa Fe New Mexican Published On: 2009-12-18

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"This is a forthright, accessible, informative and interesting account of the evolution of Christmas customs and celebrations. Forbes's tone is direct, friendly, and open, and he serves as a companionable and trustworthy guide who candidly shares his knowledge and doubts, passions and worries, surprises and disappointments. Thoroughly engaging and studded with fascinating details, this book will reward any reader who picks it up. This book should be read and given at Christmas for many years to come."—Eugene V. Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College

"This book offers an accessible, jargon-free, fast-paced, and reliable historical sketch of Christmas and its evolution from pre-Christian times to the present. Based on sound scholarship and written in a brisk, readable style, it is an excellent book for reference purposes, classroom use, and recreational reading. I might also add, it would make a great Christmas gift."—Dell deChant, author of Sacred Santa: Religious Dimensions of Consumer Culture

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  • Item Weight : 8 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 0520258029
  • Paperback : 196 pages
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0520258020
  • Publisher : University of California Press; First Edition (October 10, 2007)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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