A History of the World in 6 Glasses is a history book written by Tom St, andage. It is based on the premise that whenever we pour ourselves a drink, whatever our favorite tipple is, we the past in our glass , and don’t even realize it. Besides writing, Tom is also a journalist , and editorial executive. He serves as the Deputy Editor of The Economist. The Victorian Internet is his book which details the story of the telegraph. An Edible History of Humanity is another book you can consider.
Sean Runnette is amazing as the narrator of this book. He is engaging , and speaks with a lively tone. He makes the audiobook sound more interesting than it is.
Throughout our history, we have done much more than just quench our thirst. Six of these drinks have done much more in our lives than we can imagine. They have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of civilization. These drinks became the defining beverage of a pivotal time in history.
The book takes us on a story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century as our beverages have changed. We see the world through the lens of wine, spirits, beer, tea, coffee, , and cola. Beer was invented in the 3rd-century B.C.E , and it was so important that it was used in paying wages. Spirits such as rum , and br, andy fueled the Age of Exploration. Wine became the main export of the Greek culture. Coffee, originally cultivated in the Arab world, came to Europe , and stoked revolutionary thought. Then, tea was made popular by Britain, although the Chinese were drinking it before them. then finally, carbonated drinks were invented in 18th century Europe.
Initially expecting the book to be filled with trivia, it is filled with the breath of historical information that we can imagine. This book is very illuminating , and uniquely teaches history.