A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire

A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire

by Amy Butler Greenfield
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Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had read this book about a year ago.  On a recent trip to Colonial Williamsburg the weaver and I discussed the book and others asked us for the name.  I gave it to my husband to read and didn't see him for two days!  I have never seen him read a book like that. He  the in-depth history that you don't get in school.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting look into a part of history that is not usually mentioned in the common textbook. Very well written!
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This thorough account of the history of the color red is mesmerizing in its details and the intrigue that brought many to risk their lives to acquire such a rich hue. From the hardship of dyers to the adventuresome minds of pirates, red seems to have haunted many in their quest for the perfect shade of the color of desire and passion. The color's fixture in our vernacular alone is enough to prove the staying power and curiosity with which many viewed and continue to view a red that can mean royalty or condemnation, power and evil, hell or heaven.