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For all the tea in china : how england stole the world's favorite drink and changed history

Author: Sarah Rose
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
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"If ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it."--The Washington Post In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts the fascinating, unlikely circumstances surrounding a turning point in economic history. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the British East India Company faced the loss of its monopoly on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)609540110
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Rose
ISBN: 9781101190012 1101190019
OCLC Number: 883357235
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Sarah Rose.

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"If ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it."--The Washington Post In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts the fascinating, unlikely circumstances surrounding a turning point in economic history. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the British East India Company faced the loss of its monopoly on the fantastically lucrative tea trade with China, forcing it to make the drastic decision of sending Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to steal the crop from deep within China and bring it back to British plantations in India. Fortune's danger-filled odyssey, magnificently recounted here, reads like adventure fiction, revealing a long-forgotten chapter of the past and the wondrous origins of a seemingly ordinary beverage.

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