Six Thousand Years of Bread

Six Thousand Years of Bread

Its Holy and Unholy History

Book - 1944 | 1st ed
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Publisher: Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, Doran, 1944
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 338.1 J150s
Characteristics: xiv, 399 p. illus., front., maps, plates, ports. 24 cm

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sinbad64
Sep 27, 2017

This is a book of small and large digressions that lead the reader onto a myriad of interesting historical paths. It is part pedantry, part poetry, part revelation. It shows how food, and the quest for food--especially grain--has molded the history of people and of nations. The author was an obvious polymath, who wrote well. Its tale ends right after WW2. By the time one finishes, there is the sense of having been in contact with an extremely observant, erudite friend.

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