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Claire

Austin, TX, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1425)
    Performance
    (1214)
    Story
    (1215)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "Great listen!"
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    If you could sum up A History of the World in 6 Glasses in three words, what would they be?

    If you ever viewed the world through the bottom of a glass you know the field of vision is a bit limited, much like trying to understand all of human history through its beverages, yet there is no question in my mind that Tom Standage presents a very valid perspective on how humanity's thirst has shaped it's politics and its economy.

    The book is chock full of interesting historical detail and draws intriguing comparisons and conclusions. Its a fast read (listen) and I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in drink or history.


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