A History of the World in Six Glasses
Doubleday Canada, 8. sij 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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LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - albertgoldfain - LibraryThing
A nice historic thread through the six subjects that succeeds in the goal of showing how each drink became very widespread and important. Would have been nice to include odd and obscure drinks that ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - bereanna - LibraryThing
Syncing all my disparate knowledge of world history into one narrative tied by beverages made sense. From beer to wine to spirits to coffee to tea then Coca Cola, the reader learns the effects of the ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju