A History of the World in Six Glasses

Tom Standage
History, Non-Fiction
Pages: 336
Date Started: June 24, 2022
Date Finished: June 28, 2022
4h 57m 10s
Reason Book was Chosen:
I've heard this book suggested by a number of people. I'm a sucker for these types of books. I think it will be really interesting.

My Thoughts

A fun book highlighting historical shifts caused by 6 drinks (beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, Coca-Cola). Warning: this book makes you very thirsty.

My favorite anecdote was about the Soviet military leader Zhukov who had a soft spot for soft drinks, which were frowned upon by Soviet leadership. Truman and Coca-Cola made it possible to ship colorless Coca-Cola in Soviet star embossed bottles so that it appeared like he was drinking Vodka instead of Coke.

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