Rum: The Epic Story Of The Drink That Conquered The World

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Citadel Press, 2005 - Cooking - 296 pages
In this sweeping volume, Charles Coulombe explores the fascinating origins and far-reaching legacies of the drink that kept the British Navy afloat for 300 years' while establishing a colourful reputation as a mainstay of buccaneers, revolutionaries and trendsetters. From rum's role in the Boston Tea Party to its dubious distinction as the centre of the soul-crushing colonial Triangle Trade, here is the uncorked truth about the beverage that altered world history. Spiked with tantalising recipes, Rum is intriguing, informative and utterly intoxicating.'
 

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Contents

The Birth of KillDevil
13
Grog and the Navy
24
Triangle Trade
52
Rum and Piracy
66
Rum in trie West Indies
82
Colonial and Revolutionary America
109
Rum in West Africa
126
Rum in the East Indies Australia
140
Voodoo and Obeah
164
Rum and Holidays
178
Prohibition Triumphant
204
Rum and the Army
235
A Symbol of Exotic
247
A Historic and Libational Survey
268
Bibliography
283
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