A History of the World in Six Glasses

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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Entertaining Nonfiction

Izvješće korisnika/ca  - Jenn B. - Borders

This book is some of the best nonfiction ever written. Those who enjoy world history will appreciate the information provided, while those who are not particularly interested will enjoy the entertaining look at how six beverages shaped the course of world history. Pročitajte cijelu recenziju

Good book

Izvješće korisnika/ca  - rose01 - Overstock.com

The book was priced wonderfully but the book didnt keep me interested enough. I read it and some chapters were quite interesting and informative but overall Id purchase it here as a paperback so you dont waste your money. Pročitajte cijelu recenziju


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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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