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The Dirt on Clean by Katherine Ashenburg
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Sep 05, 11

Read in May, 2010

Absorbing read. The detail is fantastic - she provides obscure names, histories, etc. of all devices used for cleaning/bathing throughout the centuries. The book progresses from the farthest centuries right up to the present day, offering comparisons, social explanations for hygiene practices (or lack thereof!). A truly exhaustively researched book, and very well-written.

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