Jumbo’s Hide, Elvis’s Ride, and the Tooth of Buddha: More Marvelous Tales of Historical Artifacts
Page count: 372 pages
File size: 5.1 MB
Once again historian Harvey Rachlin uncovers odd and stirring stories behind some of the most fascinating objects in the world. “Jumbo’s Hide,” Publisher’s Weekly writes, “is entertaining and enlightening … a pageant of human aspiration, achievement, obsession, and belief.” Artifacts explored include: The truce flag that ended World War I, The Maltese Falcon, John Adam’s pigtail and Jesse James’ Stickpin and Galileo’s middle finger.