Pepper, A History

Pepper, A History

by Robert Wernick
     
 

What in the world could be so extraordinary about pepper that men willingly died for it?
If you enlarge your historical horizon a bit, and look back just a few centuries, there is nothing at all bizarre about the obstinacy of those pepper seekers. They were dealing with one of the great motive forces of human events. Closely examine any of the great events that… See more details below

Overview

What in the world could be so extraordinary about pepper that men willingly died for it?
If you enlarge your historical horizon a bit, and look back just a few centuries, there is nothing at all bizarre about the obstinacy of those pepper seekers. They were dealing with one of the great motive forces of human events. Closely examine any of the great events that have shaped the world as we know it � the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, the Crusades, the discovery of America � and often as not you will find a pungent smell of pepper at its core.
Here the story of pepper, briefly told by award-winning journalist Robert Wernick.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014473736
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
04/18/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
873,311
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Salvador Dali once called him the stupidest man in the world; Cary Grant described him as the smartest. New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick is certainly talented. He has penned more than a dozen books and has contributed to a host of magazines, ranging from Vanity Fair to Life. His topics are as varied as the birth of town planning in the Mesolithic Age to a soul-baring Ferris-wheel ride with Marilyn Monroe to a climb up Mount Sinai. He has made his home in Manhattan, Algiers, a ranch in the Nevada desert, San Francisco, the Basque coast, the Golden Isles of Georgia, and, most recently, the 14th Arrondissement of Paris.

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