A History of the World in 6 Glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

By Tom Standage

Walker & Co., New York 2005
$25 (hardcover)

The six glasses of the title are six beverages that, the author suggests, had a remarkable influence on human history, to the point that the stories of the six collectively are in effect a pretty good stand-in for a history of human civilization.

Standage's Big Six are beer, win

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