From Publishers Weekly
Rachlin examines 50 key objects and artifacts of human history, presented in chronological order and ranging from the Rosetta stone to Anne Frank's diary.
Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Rachlin (The Making of a Detective, LJ 11/1/95) has written a fascinating trivia book covering over 50 artifacts and objects in history. Each relatively short entry follows the same format-"Date," "What It Is," and "What It Looks Like." The prose is sprightly and often witty. Such topics as George Washington's False Teeth, the Shroud of Turin, and Napoleon's Penis are bound to pique readers' interest. The book is soundly researched; in the field of U.S. history, for example, only one minor chronological misplacement was found. Some selections will surely whet the appetite for additional reading. Books of this nature have been very popular in recent years, e.g., I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not (HarperCollins, 1992). This title should prove no exception.Stephen G. Weisner, Springfield Technical Community Coll., Mass.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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