A History of the World in Six Glasses

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Doubleday Canada, 8. sij 2010. - Broj stranica: 320
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Whatever your favourite tipple, when you pour yourself a drink, you have the past in a glass.

You can likely find them all in your own kitchen — beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, cola. Line them up on the counter, and there you have it: thousands of years of human history in six drinks.

Tom Standage opens a window onto the past in this tour of six beverages that remain essentials today. En route he makes fascinating forays into the byways of western culture: Why were ancient Egyptians buried with beer? Why was wine considered a “classier” drink than beer by the Romans? How did rum grog help the British navy defeat Napoleon? What is the relationship between coffee and revolution? And how did Coca-Cola become the number one poster-product for globalization decades before the term was even coined?


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Introduction Vital Fluids
1
Wine in Greece and Rome
44
Spirits in the Colonial Period
94
Coffee in the Age of Reason
132
Tea and the British Empire
175
CocaCola and the Rise of America
24
Epilogue Back to the Source 266
66
Acermwledgments 275
80
91
91
Index 301
302
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O autoru (2010)

Tom Standage is the technology correspondent for The Economist. His previous books include The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-Line Pioneers and The TURK: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine. He lives with his wife and daughter in Greenwich, England.


From the Hardcover edition.

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