The Book of gin: A Spirited World History From Alchemists' Stills and Colonial Outposts to gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails download free [PDF and Ebook] by Richard Barnett

The Book of gin: A Spirited World History From Alchemists' Stills and Colonial Outposts to gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails download free [PDF and Ebook] by Richard Barnett year 2012
  • Book name: The Book of gin: A Spirited World History From Alchemists' Stills and Colonial Outposts to gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails
  • Author: Richard Barnett
  • Release date: 2012/12/21
  • Publisher: GROVE PRESS / ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Business, Finance and Law
  • ISBN: 9780802120434
  • Rating: 9.22 of 10
  • Votes: 458
  • Review by: Journee Orellana
  • Review rating: 10 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/30
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Gin has been a drink of kings infused with crushed pearls and rose petals, and a drink of the poor flavored with turpentine and sulfuric acid. Born in alchemists’ stills and monastery kitchens, its earliest incarnations were juniper flavored medicines used to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth, even to treat a lack of courage.In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a ?new kind of drunkenness.” In the eighteenth century, gin-craze debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth’s satirical masterpieces ?Gin Lane” and ?Beer Street.” In the nineteenth century, gin was drunk by Napoleonic War naval heroes, at lavish gin palaces, and by homesick colonials, who mixed it with their bitter anti-malarial tonics. In the early twentieth century, the illicit cocktail culture of prohibition made gin ? often dangerous bathtub gin?fashionable again. And today, with the growth of small?batch distilling, gin has once-again made a comeback.Wide-ranging, impeccably researched, and packed with illuminating stories, The Book of Gin is lively and fascinating, an indispensible history of a complex and notorious drink.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H17M52S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural History, Industry & Industrial Studies
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 26.08 USD
  • Dimensions: 147x211x28mm
  • Weight: 431g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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