Wide variety of facts to support Smith's main message.
Endgame by John Mauldin and Paper Promises by Philip Coggan.
One of the best narrators from Audible.
The professor weaves together the story of food, food production, cooking and eating on various peoples' culture since the beginning to agriculture to today's genetically modified foods.
One of the reasons Martin Luther protested the Roman Catholic Church's ban on consumption of animal products during lent was because the geographic region where Luther was located depended on butter as the main cooking fat instead of olive oil.
I liked everything about his presentation. Excellent story teller and educator.
A must listen for anyone who is interested in food, cooking and history.
Dispelled so many conventional theories about why certain peoples live in national failure and poverty while others enjoy freedom and the luxury of goods and services. Their explanations of the nuances that create these differences are founded in extensive and responsible research.
Civilization by Niall Ferguson.
The comparisons and contrasts on North and South America, and what led to these differences, is original work. They do the same to certain areas of Africa with amazing insight.
Different world perspective
Blue jeans. You need to listen to the book to get this.
The too little told story of the German genocide in Namibia.
Anyone interested in world history would enjoy this book immensely.
A good perspective, but a little bit too much detail.
Sure, I liked the way he looked at the economic impact of historical industrial events.
Just a little bit mechanical, but still a good reader.
The end of the book, where he connects to the current China gaining technological, industrial and economic superiority to the U.S., along with the comparisons to the U.S. doing the same to Britian (the theme of the majority of the book), was worth the entire book.
Don't kill everyone.
No real surprises. Could've been more imaginative.
No, not movie material.
Not the best end-of-the-world story.
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