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An uncommon history of common courtesy : how manners shaped the world

Author: Bethanne Kelly Patrick
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history.
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bethanne Kelly Patrick
ISBN: 1426208138 : 9781426208133
OCLC Number: 751732818
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 303 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Shake hands, tip hats --
Say the magic words --
Elbows off the table --
Rank's privileges --
All in the family --
The game of life --
On the road again --
Getting & spending.
Responsibility: Bethanne Patrick.

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