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Drink : a cultural history of alcohol

Author: Iain Gately
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, ©2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the role of alcohol, both positive and negative, since 8000 B.C., covering the history of fermentation and distillation from Mayan pulque to Budweiser, including laws and controversies about its use, and stories about the drinking habits of writers, politicians, and barbarian hordes.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Gately
ISBN: 9781592404643 1592404642
OCLC Number: 384893192
Description: x, 546 pages : illustrations ; 23 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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Discusses the role of alcohol, both positive and negative, since 8000 B.C., covering the history of fermentation and distillation from Mayan pulque to Budweiser, including laws and controversies about its use, and stories about the drinking habits of writers, politicians, and barbarian hordes.

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