How Underwear Got under There

A Brief History

By Shaskan, Kathy & Dunnick, Regan

Publishers Summary:
I see London, I see France . . . here's a book about UNDERPANTS! Do you fully appreciate your undies? King Tut sure liked his. He was buried with 145 pairs! Discover the role of underwear in history-how it has shaped us, and how we have shaped it-in this delightful examination of undergarments. Chockablock with facts, fascinating anecdotes, and hilarious illustrations, this lively survey examines the science, fashion, and social ramifications of various undergarments. From boxers to bustles to briefs, from history to humor to the very nature of humanity, the story of underwear has something for everyone.

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ISBN
978-0-52547-178-3
Publisher
Dutton Juvenile


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2007

Gr 5-8 Shaskan introduces the topic of underwear with the caveat that historians have little in the way of primary-source material as people throughout history have felt that unmentionables werewell, unmentionable. She does not let this scarcity of documentation prevent her from writing a rollicking account, however. Her treatment of undergarments from ancient times to today is lively, although there is only ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

For those too mature for gross-out books but still prone to titter at nudity, this offering is perfect: it covers the history of underwear not...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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