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The devil's cup : coffee, the driving force in history

Author: Stewart Lee Allen
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A wild ride through the history of coffee offers a humorous revisionist take on world events with this magic bean as the prime mover of everything from Napoleon's downfall to the prosperity of America.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Lee Allen
ISBN: 9781569471746 1569471746 9781641290104 1641290102
OCLC Number: 41961356
Description: 231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: A Season in Hell 9 --
Ethiopian Prayer 39 --
Sailing to al-Makkha 39 --
An Evil Sister 91 --
Java 69 --
Monkey Droppings 71 --
Mother Calcutta 89 --
The Man in the Red Hat 99 --
War 111 --
The Revolution 137 --
Paris 141 --
The Sultan's Earache 197 --
At Sea 167 --
Africa in Chains 177 --
Preto Velho 193 --
Officer Hoppe 203 --
White-Trash Cocaine 319.
Responsibility: Stewart Lee Allen.

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A wild ride through the history of coffee offers a humorous revisionist take on world events with this magic bean as the prime mover of everything from Napoleon's downfall to the prosperity of America.

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Coffee Controlled History

by bobrobboy (WorldCat user published 2008-06-09) Excellent Permalink

Considering my deep appreciation for the coffee bean, I can't help but love this book. A fun trek through the history of civilization as the reader follows the coffee bean from country to country, population to population.

Ever wonder what ended the Dark Ages?  Coffee.

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