Sugar: A Bittersweet History

Paperback | January 29, 2008

byElizabeth Abbott

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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.

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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 ...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.88 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 29, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143017136

ISBN - 13:9780143017134

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from more like slavery that sugar Although slaves played a huge part in the harvesting of sugar, this book focused way too much on that. Needed a better editor to slow down Elizabeth Abbott going off on this tangent.
Date published: 2016-12-02