Pepper, A History

Pepper, A History

by Robert Wernick

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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. 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, in this essay by award-winning journalist Robert Wernick, is the story of pepper.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014473736
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 01/18/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 1,082,900
File size: 2 MB

About 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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