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The Course of History

Ten Meals that Changed the World

Written by Struan Stevenson , Tony Singh

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ISBN: 9780857909428
Published: 24 Oct 2017
Format: E-Book
Extent: 272
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Categories:
Food & drink / History
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About the Book

Many decisions which have had enormous historical consequences have been made over the dinner table, and have been accompanied (and perhaps in influenced) by copious amounts of food and wine. In The Course of History Struan Stevenson brings to life ten such moments, exploring the personalities, the issues and of course the food which helped shape the course of history.


From the claret consumed on the eve of the Battle of Culloden, through the dinners which decided the fates of George Washington, Archduke Ferdinand and Adolf Hitler, to the diplomatic feasts that decided future relations with Russia, China and the Middle East, each chapter covers every detail, character, decision and morsel which decided the course of history.


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