Santa Claus: A Biography

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An entertaining, often surprising look at the life of the world's most influential fictional character. He is the embodiment of charity and generosity, a creation of mythology, a tool of clever capitalists. The very idea of him is enduring and powerful. Santa Claus was born in early-nineteenth-century America, but his family tree goes back seven hundred years to Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children. Intervening generations were shaggy and strange -- whip-wielding menaces to naughty boys and girls. Yet as the raucous, ...

Santa Claus: A Biography 2007, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780771016684

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Santa Claus: A Biography 2005, McClelland & Stewart

ISBN-13: 9780771015328

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