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The illustrated history of the snowman

Author: Bob Eckstein
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Globe Pequot, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eckstein sheds light on the snowman's enigmatic past: from the present day to the Dark Ages, with the creation of the very first snowman. Eckstein interest has snowballed into a (mostly) earnest quest of chasing Frosty around the world, into museums and libraries, and seeking out a riveting history as an integral part of our world culture, appearing in rare prints, paintings, early movies, and advertising. --  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eckstein, Bob, author.
Illustrated history of the snowman
Guilford, CT : Globe Pequot Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018042433
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Eckstein
ISBN: 9781493036660 1493036661
OCLC Number: 1050454459
Description: 209 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The modern snowman : the age of expansion --
The king of kitsch --
The Hollywood years : there's no business like snow business --
The golden age of advertising : snow sells --
The drunken W.C. Fields years --
Snowmen in the arts --
The birth of a media star --
The snowman goes to war --
The first snowman selfies --
The revolution of 1870 --
The snow angel of 1856 --
The massacre of 1690 --
The miracle of 1511 --
The oldest surviving snowman --
The ice age : who came first, the caveman or the snowman? --
Snowmen from around the world.
Other Titles: History of the snowman
Responsibility: Bob Eckstein.

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Eckstein sheds light on the snowman's enigmatic past: from the present day to the Dark Ages, with the creation of the very first snowman. Eckstein interest has snowballed into a (mostly) earnest quest of chasing Frosty around the world, into museums and libraries, and seeking out a riveting history as an integral part of our world culture, appearing in rare prints, paintings, early movies, and advertising. -- adapted from Amazon.com.

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