A History of the World in Six Glasses

Random House LLC, 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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Entertaining overview of a fun premise. - Goodreads
Great concept marred by mediocre writing. - Goodreads
Full of great research and thought-provoking ideas. - Goodreads
Very fun, anecdotal style of story telling. - Goodreads
Mostly enjoyable, filled with interesting factoids. - Goodreads
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Review: A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Izvješće korisnika/ca  - Scarlett Sims - Goodreads

So this book basically uses beverages as a framework for an overview of world history. So like, he talks about the rise of agriculture in the context of beer, and then uses Coca-Cola to represent the ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju

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Izvješće korisnika/ca  - Ivy - Goodreads

A great overview of some seemingly ordinary items that greatly influenced the course of history. I only wish Standage had gone into more detail on this fascinating topic. Pročitajte cijelu recenziju

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Introduction Vital Fluids
Wine in Greece and Rome
Spirits in the Colonial Period
Coffee in the Age of Reason
Tea and the British Empire
CocaCola and the Rise of America
Epilogue Back to the Source 266
Acermwledgments 275
Index 301
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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.

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