A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola

A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola


VERY brief LIST selected A mystery historical past of espresso, Coca & Cola for the number one Spot on their November sixteen nutrition E-mail

A Brain Pickings favourite meals publication of 2012 and one in every of their most sensible picture Novels & photo Nonfiction of 2012

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--Library Journal

“If you hate the warfare on medicinal drugs, Ricardo Cortés may be one among your favourite illustrators.”
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“Astonishingly addictive and intoxicatingly revelatory, ...Coffee, Coca & Cola deals an impressively open-minded background lesson and an enormous examine the darkish underbelly of yankee Capitalism . . . a gorgeous, challenging disguise coffee-table ebook for involved adults, this fascinating chronicle is a real treasure.”
--Comics Review (UK)

“This interesting and wonderfully illustrated piece of visible journalism . . . is as completely researched and absorbingly narrated because it is charmingly illustrated.”
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"Any nutrients and culinary background keeping will locate this a full of life survey!"
--The Midwest ebook Review

A mystery heritage of espresso, Coca & Cola is an illustrated e-book disclosing new examine within the coca leaf exchange carried out through The Coca-Cola corporation. 2011 marked the one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of its iconic beverage, and the 50th anniversary of the foreign drug keep an eye on treaty that enables Coca-Cola particular entry to the coca plant. most folk are conversant in stories of cocaine being an early aspect of "Coke" tonic; it is an period the corporate makes each attempt to bury. but coca leaf, the resource of cocaine which has been banned within the U.S. given that 1914, has been a part of Coca-Cola's mystery formulation for over 100 years.

This is a background that spans from cocaine factories in Peru, to mystery experiments on the college of Hawaii, to the non-public records of U.S. Bureau of Narcotics Commissioner Harry Anslinger (infamous for his "Reefer insanity" crusade opposed to marijuana, lesser often called a long-time collaborator of The Coca-Cola Company).

A mystery historical past of espresso, Coca & Cola tells how one of many largest businesses on this planet bypasses a world ban on coca. The ebook additionally explores histories of 3 of the main fed on components on the earth, revealing connections among probably disparate icons of recent tradition: caffeine, cocaine, and Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola is the preferred gentle drink on the earth, and gentle beverages are the number 1 nutrients fed on within the American nutrition. Caffeine is the main well-known psychoactive substance. Cocaine . . . good, humans appear to like analyzing approximately cocaine. An illustrated chronicle that might attract enthusiasts of foods and drinks histories (e.g., Mark Kurlansky's Salt and Cod; Mark Pendergrast's For God, kingdom & Coca-Cola), image novel fans, and other people attracted to drug prohibition and foreign narcopolitics, the publication follows within the footsteps of profitable pop-history books comparable to Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire and Eric Schlosser's Fast nutrition Nation—but has a different kind that blends such histories with narrative representation and impacts from Norman Rockwell to artwork Spiegelman.

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