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Milton's teeth & Ovid's umbrella : curiouser and curiouser adventures in history

Author: Michael Olmert
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Olmert, Michael.
Milton's teeth & Ovid's umbrella.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1996
(OCoLC)604983657
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Olmert
ISBN: 0684801647 9780684801643
OCLC Number: 34116935
Notes: Some of the essays originally appeared in earlier versions in the column Points of origin, published in the Smithsonian, 1981-1988.
"A Touchstone book."
Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Life : death, taxes, graffiti, hair, toothbrushes, teeth, hands --
Leisure : football, running, betting, the sporting chance, baseball talk, horse racing, lotteries, chess, cards, cowboys --
Celebrations : marriage, birth, vacation, hazing, graduation, April Fool's Day --
Implements & symbols : tools, lawns, trees, keys, pets, place-names, dibs!, umbrellas.
Other Titles: Milton's teeth and Ovid's umbrella
Responsibility: Michael Olmert.

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