The Porcelain God: A Social History of the Toilet

By Julie L. Horan

Elvis died on one and Charles V, ruler of Germany and Spain, was once born on one. even supposing we use them on a daily basis, such a lot people recognize little or no approximately bogs. This particular rest room background contends that civilization started, no longer with the written be aware, yet with the lavatory. via ads, diaries, museum catalogs and anecdotes, this ebook explores the heritage of the lavatory and the customs and manners surrounding it. Illustrations.

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