The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History

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An intriguing study of cleanliness addresses the diverse attitudes toward cleanliness, from ancient times to the present day and in various cultures around the globe, examining the link between cleanliness--or the lack of it--and historical events, spirituality, sexuality, warfare, and science.

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"Brimming with lively anecdotes, this well-researched, smartly paced and endearing history of Western cleanliness holds a welcome mirror up to our intimate selves, revealing deep-seated desires and fears spanning 2000-plus years." --"Publishers Weekly"

“Brimming with lively anecdotes, this well-researched, smartly paced and endearing history of Western cleanliness holds a welcome mirror up to our intimate selves, revealing deep-seated desires and fears spanning 2000-plus years.” —"Publishers Weekly"

Brimming with lively anecdotes, this well-researched, smartly paced and endearing history of Western cleanliness holds a welcome mirror up to our intimate selves, revealing deep-seated desires and fears spanning 2000-plus years. "Publishers Weekly"

Dozens of charming illustrations distinguish a book notable for its engaging design as well as its illuminating content. "Kirkus Reviews""

"Brimming with lively anecdotes, this well-researched, smartly paced and endearing history of Western cleanliness holds a welcome mirror up to our intimate selves, revealing deep-seated desires and fears spanning 2000-plus years." --Publishers Weekly

"Dozens of charming illustrations distinguish a book notable for its engaging design as well as its illuminating content." --Kirkus Reviews

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