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Drink : a cultural history of alcohol

Author: Iain Gately
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drink" investigates the history of the most Jekyll and Hyde of all fluids--alcohol--and traces humankind's love/hate relationship with it from ancient Egypt to the present day. Gately also provides a history of the world's most famous drinks--and the world's most famous drinkers.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Gately
ISBN: 9781592403035 1592403034
OCLC Number: 182573443
Description: x, 546 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The grain and the grape --
Bacchanal --
In vino veritas --
Wine, blood, salvation --
Barbarians --
Islam --
Brews for breakfast --
A new world of drinking --
Watkin's ale --
Pilgrims --
Restoration --
Rum --
Gin fever --
Progress --
Revolution --
Warra warra --
Whiskey with an e --
Romantic drinking --
Apostles of cold water --
West --
The king of San Francisco --
Good taste --
Emancipation --
Imperial preference --
La fée verte --
Hatchetation --
In the chalk trenches of champagne --
Amphibians --
Lost --
Crime and punishment --
The bottle --
Reconstruction --
Flashbacks --
Westernization --
Messages --
Singletons, wine lakes, and the Moscow express --
Fiat lux.
Responsibility: Iain Gately.
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"Drink" investigates the history of the most Jekyll and Hyde of all fluids--alcohol--and traces humankind's love/hate relationship with it from ancient Egypt to the present day. Gately also provides a history of the world's most famous drinks--and the world's most famous drinkers.

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