A History of the World in Six Glasses
Random House LLC, 8. 1. 2010. - Broj stranica: 320
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?
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: A History of the World in 6 GlassesIzvješće korisnika/ca - Preston - Goodreads
A fantastic novel, probably one of the best books I have read this year. It presents history in an intriguing way, showing how different beverages reflect the time period they were popular as well as shaped culture. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of history! Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
Review: A History of the World in 6 GlassesIzvješće korisnika/ca - Janet - Goodreads
I almost stopped reading after beer and wine because I thought the book was so boring. But it picked up a little and I read the whole thing. Pročitajte cijelu recenziju