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    • The Book of Gin

    • A Spirited World History from Alchemists' Stills and Colonial Outposts to Gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails
    • By: Richard Barnett
    • Narrated by: Richard Shelton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a new kind of drunkenness. In the 18th century, gin-craze debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth's satirical masterpieces "Gin Lane" and "Beer Street". In the 19th century, gin was drunk by Napoleonic War naval heroes, at lavish gin palaces, and by homesick colonials, who mixed it with their bitter anti-malarial tonics.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Gin sloe is not covered in the book.

    • By Teet on 07-19-17
    • A Spirited World History from Alchemists' Stills and Colonial Outposts to Gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails
    • By: Richard Barnett
    • Narrated by: Richard Shelton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 05-06-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Across the Pond

    • An Englishman's View of America
    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: Richard Shelton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Americans have long been fascinated with the oddness of the British, but the English, says literary critic Terry Eagleton, find their transatlantic neighbors just as strange. Only an alien race would admiringly refer to a colleague as "aggressive," use superlatives to describe everything from one's pet dog to one's rock collection, or speak frequently of being "empowered."

    Regular price: $19.95