The Thinking Person's Big Bathroom Book is unlike any other bathroom book that has come before it. It is an erudite, thought-provoking collection of real, paraphrased, and imagined quotations attributed to some of history's most famous (and infamous) public figures and cultural icons. As a scholar of world history who came of age during the rapid social and technological change of post-WWII America, Dr. Elliott masterfully weaves together hundreds of historical references with some of his own personal recollections, crafting a compelling narrative infused with witty wordplay and subtle social commentary. From philosophical ideas concerning the origins of the universe across human cultures-to religion, war, politics, pop culture, and everything in between-this bathroom book will inspire readers to explore in greater depth the social and historical contexts surrounding the events alluded to by these enduring quotations and clever one-liners.
Of course, before you go and do that...don't forget to wash your hands!
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About the Author
Harold M. Elliott is an emeritus professor of geography from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA degree in History & Philosophy and an MA degree in Geography. He later studied Chinese (Mandarin) from the University of California Extension, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a PhD in Geography & Asian Studies. He has taught classes in World Geography, Geography of the U.S. & Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia, China, and India. He also has taught classes on the History of Early Western Civilization and the History of Early Eastern Civilization. He has published articles in The Journal of Geography, Geographical Analysis, The Southeastern Geographer, Economic Geography, Urban Geography, Ecumene, The Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, The Florida Geographer, The Professional Geographer, The California Geographer, The Annals of Regional Science, The Scottish American Patriot, and The Ohio Genealogical Quarterly. Before his position at WSU, he taught classes at the College of San Mateo (CA), Cameron State College (OK), and Florida International University.