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Liquid pleasures : a social history of drinks in modern Britain

Author: John Burnett
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Liquid Pleasures is an engrossing study of the social history of drinks in Britain from the late 17th century to the present. Connecting drinks and related substances to empire as well, the book also covers the drinks revolution of the 1990s.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burnett, John, 1925-2006.
Liquid pleasures.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
(DLC) 98054588
(OCoLC)40480215
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Burnett
ISBN: 0203170962 9780203170960 0203019857 9780203019856 0415131812 9780415131810 0415131820 9780415131827 9781134788804 1134788800 9781134788750 1134788754 9781134788798 1134788797
OCLC Number: 48139804
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures and tables; Introduction; 1. Water: The most useful and necessary part of the Creation'; 2. Milk: No finer investment'?; 3. Tea: the cup that cheers; 4. Coffee: I like coffee, I like tea . . .'; 5. Soft drinks: from cordial waters to Coca-Cola; 6. Beer: A moral species of beverage'; 7. Wine: Use a little wine . . .'; 8. Spirits: Water of Life'; Conspectus; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
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