A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Written by Tom Standage

OPL BOOK SUMMARY:  Take a hydrating tour of humanity through our drinks over the years. As people began to live in cities the need to quench one’s thirst safely became a challenge.  It is no wonder this led to the emergence of other beverages.  And yes, humans are creative in developing beverages. To learn more, travel the world drink by drink: beer in Mesopotamia and Egypt, wine in Greece and Rome, spirits in the colonial period, coffee in the age of reason, tea in the British Empire, and Coca-Cola.

This evolution of our drinks has a surprising influence on history at pivotal moments of human and civilization development. Take a moment, grab this book and your beverage of choice, and enjoy.  You may not look at your beverages the same again.

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