Beer has played a pivotal role in history, from the transition to an agarian lifestyle in ancient Mesopotamia to bankrolling Britain's imperialist conquests. Beeronomics tells the story of beer through economics, the innovations it brought, and how its strategic taxation and regulation helped shape the world.
Ernst Hanfstaengl was court jester, pianist, and foreign press chief for Hitler, he even claimed to have devised the chant of Sieg Heil, but when the two men fell out he fled to Britain. This book recounts his remarkable life, through declassified documents, interviews with his family members, and writing by himself.
In The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier, Duncan Campbell has penetrated the veil of secrecy around this concentration of armed forces on our shores, and shows how wartime US military power in Britain now matches the height of the Cold War, thirty years ago. This is an authorised re-issue of the 1986 version of this book.
Essential for students and teachers of classics and classical civilization and for anyone interested in discovering more about the foundations of Western culture, this guide offers over 2,500 A-Z entries on the most significant aspects of the classical world, giving a fascinating insight into the attitudes of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
A detailed historical and anthropological study of the traditions of witchcraft around the world with an in-depth examination of magic and its relationship with religion, from prehistory to the post-modern era.
Yeast is humankind's favourite microbe, our partner in brewing, baking, and winemaking. Nicholas P. Money tells the story of this 10,000-year-long marriage, looking at how yeast served as a major factor in the development of civilization, celebrating its importance, and considering its future roles in molecular biology and genetic engineering.
Taking his title from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Sven Lindqvist traces Europe's dark history in Africa in the form of a travel diary and a historical examination of European imperialism and racism over the past two centuries.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZESELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, MAIL ON SUNDAY AND OBSERVERBelonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly alive with energy, character and colour.