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The Philosophy of Beards

Illustrated by John Kettelwell

This eccentric Victorian book argues a strong case for the universal wearing of a beard — that essential symbol of manly distinction since ancient times.

THOMAS S. GOWING is the author of Normal Schools: And the Principles of Government Interference with Education.

“A delightfully entertaining manifesto that is short on philosophy, long on facial hair, and bound to appeal to high-brow and low-brow readers alike.” —PopMatters