Reading progress update: I've read 377 out of 377 pages.

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History - Jay Burreson, Penny Le Couteur

Well, this was fun. 

 

On finishing, I can at least say the following already: Except for the explanation of the reference to "Napoleon's buttons", there are no (seriously, none!) descriptions of fashion choices of any of the people mentioned in this book. Nor are there any ridiculous mentions of people's antics, nor stereotyping of any kind. 

 

For this alone, this book was a winner already. I really enjoyed this.