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Napoleon's privates : 2,500 years of history unzipped

Author
Perrottet, Tony.
Title
Napoleon's privates : 2,500 years of history unzipped / Tony Perrottet.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
Published
New York : Harper Entertainment, c2008.
Description
xii, 238 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
URL
<Contributor biographical information> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0911/2009277195-b.html
<Publisher description> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0911/2009277195-d.html
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: Welcome to the Secret Cabinet 1
  • The Champagne Glass-Breast Connection (AD 1788) 3
  • Standing Up in Court: The Dreaded French Impotence Trials (AD 1657) 5
  • Why Castrati Made Better Lovers (AD 1720) 8
  • First-Night Jitters: The Medieval Droit de Seigneur (AD 1000) 12
  • Sex and the Renaissance Nun (AD 1450) 14
  • Who's Responsible for the Stag Movie? (AD 1915) 18
  • Napoleon Is Dead! Long Live Napoleon's Privates! (AD 1821) 20
  • Easy-Reference Chart: Where Are They Now? Celebrity Body Parts 27
  • The Nazi Dictator's Other Ball (AD 1945) 40
  • Who's Buried in Custer's Tomb? (AD 1876) 43
  • Cleopatra-on a Scale of One to Ten (40 BC) 45
  • More Than Just a Pretty Face? Giacomo Casanova (AD 1764) 47
  • Hints of Cherry and Witch's Urine? (AD 1400) 52
  • Who Didn't Have Syphilis in Belle Epoque Paris? (AD 1890) 55
  • Holding Your Own at Caligula's Orgies (AD 45) 58
  • Easy-Reference Chart: Imperial Roman Sleaze 61
  • The Invention of Smut (AD 1819) 64
  • Quick, Jeeves, Cover the Piano Legs! (AD 1837) 67
  • For a Good Time, Try Revolutionary Paris (AD 1789) 71
  • Napoleon Unzipped #1: An Innocent Abroad (AD 1787) 74
  • Ancient Greek Temples of Sex (and Why They Should Be Reopened) (500 BC) 75
  • Kitchen Fantasies, Renaissance Style (AD 1400) 78
  • Easy-Reference Chart: How Wretched Were the Impressionists? (AD 1865) 81
  • Did Mary Ever Say She Was a Virgin? (AD 1) 88
  • Postguillotine Stress Disorder (AD 1795) 90
  • Will Lincoln Ever Be Outed? (AD 1837) 92
  • Oh, Behave! Clubbing in Boy's Own Britain (AD 1740) 97
  • Napoleon Unzipped #2: The Trouble with Josephine (AD 1796) 102
  • Desperate Crusader Wives: Who Wore the Chastity Belt? (AD 1196) 107
  • Columbus Discovers the Clitoris (AD 1559) 109
  • Make-Your-Own Condoms (AD 1600) 115
  • Weimar Berlin Voted World's Most Decadent City (AD 1923) 118
  • Alexander the Great Fairy? (330 BC) 123
  • When George Met Sally (AD 1760) 126
  • Holy Guide to Coital Positions (AD 1215) 132
  • Did Heretics Have More Fun? (AD 1324) 135
  • The Marquis de Sade's Mother-in-Law (AD 1763) 138
  • Liberty, Fraternity, Gastronomy: The Invention of the Restaurant (AD 1795) 145
  • How Many Love Children Did Thomas Jefferson Have with His Slaves? (AD 1802) 149
  • The Monster Fig Leaf of Florence (AD 1504) 153
  • Annals of Real Estate: A User's Guide to the Property Markets of History 158
  • What Was J. Edgar Hoover's Favorite Party Outfit? (AD 1958) 164
  • Pornography of the Kitchen: Birth of the Celebrity Chef (AD 1805) 170
  • A Menu for Lunatics: Futurist Food (AD 1932) 173
  • Napoleon Unzipped #3: Three Minutes with the Emperor (AD 1810) 177
  • JFK's Home Delivery Service (AD 1960) 179
  • The Curse of Self-Abuse (c. AD 1712) 182
  • Of Saints and Supermodels (AD 1375) 186
  • Vatican Hall of Shame 191
  • Catherine the Great and the Horsey Affair (AD 1796) 194
  • Cocktails, Sodomy, and the Lash: How Lust Kept the British Empire Strong (AD 1900) 198
  • Napoleon Unzipped #4: The Last Stand (AD 1815) 203
  • Scent of a Fuhrer (AD 1937) 204
  • Easy-Reference Chart: Those Dastardly Robber Barons (What Did They Really Get Away With?) (AD 1875) 209
  • The Fastest Food in the West (AD 1875) 216
  • The Semen of Hercules (400 BC) 218
  • Last Dinner on the Titanic (AD 1912) 221
  • Epilogue: Napoleon Unzipped #5: Shrinkage? (AD 1821) 223.
Summary
The story of Napoleon's 'privates' being auctioned off after his death prompted the authors research other exotic sagas from history. 'Off beat, riotously entertaining anecdotes theat are guaranteed to amaze, shcok and enliven any dinner party.' -- from cover.
Kinsey subjects
Sex behavior history.
Sex and society.
Sex customs.
Social ethics history.
ISBN
9780061257285
0061257281
1607515784 (Cover)
9781607515784 (Cover)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
181 P47 n3 2008
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute