13

13

The Story of the World's Most Notorious Superstition

Book - 2005
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Triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13If 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 superstition—the fear of the number 13—developed 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Group, 2005.
ISBN: 9780452284968
0452284961
Branch Call Number: 001.96 LAC
Characteristics: xi, 212 pages ; 20 cm

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