Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol

Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol

by Iain Gately
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Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol by Iain Gately

A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day

Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day.

Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440631269
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 404,033
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Iain Gately is the author of Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization. Raise in Hong Kong, he studied law at Cambridge University and worked in the financial markets of London, where he currently lives.

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Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent book filled with interesting facts and explanations. Especially good for a history buff.
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