Sugar: A Bittersweet History

by Elizabeth Abbott

Penguin Canada | January 29, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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Sugar: A Bittersweet History offers a perceptive and provocative investigation of a commodity that most of us savour every day yet know little about. Impressively researched and commandingly written, this thoroughly engaging book follows the history of sugar to the present day. It is a revealing look at how sugar changed the nature of meals, fuelled the Industrial Revolution, generated a brutal new form of slavery, and jumpstarted the fast-food revolution.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 1.2 in

Published: January 29, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143017136

ISBN - 13: 9780143017134

Found in: History

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Sugar: A Bittersweet History

Sugar: A Bittersweet History

by Elizabeth Abbott

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 1.2 in

Published: January 29, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143017136

ISBN - 13: 9780143017134

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Sugar: A Bittersweet History offers a perceptive and provocative investigation of a commodity that most of us savour every day yet know little about. Impressively researched and commandingly written, this thoroughly engaging book follows the history of sugar to the present day. It is a revealing look at how sugar changed the nature of meals, fuelled the Industrial Revolution, generated a brutal new form of slavery, and jumpstarted the fast-food revolution.

About the Author

ELIZABETH ABBOTT is the bestselling author of A History of Celibacy, A History of Mistresses, A History of Marriage, and Sugar. Abbott has written for numerous media, including The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, and The Gazette (Montreal). She lives in Toronto.