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13: The Story of the World's Most Notorious Superstition

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Title: 13: The Story of the World's Most Notorious Superstition
Author: Lachenmeyer, Nathaniel
ISBN: 9780452284968
Publisher: Plume
Published: 2005
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Publisher Description:
Triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13 If thirteen people sit down at a table, will one die within a year? Why did five U.S. presidents join the Thirteen Club? What is the only major New York hotel that has a thirteenth floor? In 13, a fascinating cultural history-cum-detective story, Nathaniel Lachenmeyer gets to the root of how one superstitionthe fear of the number 13developed among wildly divergent societies. A book about mythmaking, 13 explores why people believe what they believe, and the real reason Friday the 13th is the most unlucky day in the world.