Napoleon's Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped

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"An appealing...mix of the zany and the arcane." -- New York Times on Pagan Holiday

"Required reading...a charming popular history of ancient Roman sight-seeing."--Forbes on Pagan Holiday

"An appealing...mix of the zany and the arcane."--New York Times on Pagan Holiday

"A fascinating and often humorous look at a world long gone and the tourist culture that has grown up around it. Perrottet's writing sparkles with descriptions of modern and ancient misadventures."--Library Journal on Pagan Holiday

"The Naked Olympics presents the Greeks in all their glory, brutality, and vulgarity. It is a fascinating picture and popular history at its best."--Norman Cantor, Professor Emeritus, New York University, and author of Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World

"A whimsical trek through classical history, famous sites and arcane trivia."--Washington Post on Pagan Holiday

"It's refreshing to find such an entertaining writer whose history is also meticulously researched. Perrottet's take on the past is erudite, original and witty -- even, frequently, hilarious."--Paul Cartledge, Professor of Classics, Cambridge University

"Combining a wealth of vivid details with a knack for narrative pacing and subtle humor, Perrottet (Pagan Holiday) renders a striking portrayal of the Greek Olympics and their role in the ancient world...It's an entertaining, edifying account that puts a human face on one of humanity's most remarkable spectacles."--Publishers Weekly on The Naked Olympics

"Tony Perrottet's sinfully entertaining survey of perversion."

"This lively account of the classical Olympics portrays them as "the Woodstock of antiquity," and claims that the Games, while taken seriously, were also where Greeks gathered for a five-day debauch."--The New Yorker on The Naked Olympics

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An irreverent treasury of eccentric trivia by the author of Pagan Holiday reveals such tidbits as the favorite party dress of J. Edgar Hoover, the alleged role of Marie Antoinette's breasts in inspiring champagne glasses, and history's most sexually active popes. 40,000 first printing.

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