Book Reviews of Cleopatra's Nose: The Twinkie Defense, and 1500 Other Verbal Shortcuts in Popular Parlance

Cleopatra's Nose: The Twinkie Defense, and 1500 Other Verbal Shortcuts in Popular Parlance
Cleopatra's Nose The Twinkie Defense and 1500 Other Verbal Shortcuts in Popular Parlance
Author: Jerome Agel, Walter D. Glanze
ISBN-13: 9780132187022
ISBN-10: 0132187027
Publication Date: 7/1990
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
A disappointment: not a scholarly work. There are no citations, no bibliography, and the entries are all too frequently either misleading or just plain inaccurate. I suppose it's interesting reading, to find all this information in one place; but when you don't know which bits are accurate (if any!), it's not very useful.
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Most unusual historical tales. Most amusing.