Drink: A Social History
A social history of drink, this text discusses subjects as diverse as the medical prescriptions of alcohol from Biblical times on, the origins of toasting, and the reasons why the British became a nation of tea-drinkers. However, it is also a polemic, with views on the current political situation.
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An exploration of American drinking habits through time from a British scholar of booze. Barr (Wine Snobbery, 1992), a journalist for the London Sunday Times, offers a social history of drink in ... Read full review
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Barr employs the fields of history, cultural anthropology, pharmacology, religion, economics, nutrition, law, technology, and psychology in his consideration of alcohol consumption in the United ... Read full review