A History Of The World In Six Glasses By Tom Standage

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In the book, A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom standage, is about Standage trying to validate that these six drinks (Beer, Wine, Spirits, Tea, Coffee, and Coca-Cola) are what help create a path for America, human history, and the development in history. In the introduction of the book, Standage voices that “Drinks have had a closer connection to the flow of history than is generally acknowledged, and a greater influence on its course. Understanding the ramification of who drank what, and why, and where they got it from…” (5) Standage is an Author and Journalist from England. His book A History of the World in 6 Glasses helps probe the development of history and social branching. In the book civilization and globalization is also a key point because Standage believes that those six drinks are what created a catalyst for each drink to shape the world around us.…show more content…
This comparison is definitely a resemblance to the human exchange in order for America to thrive. During certain periods throughout history, people drank these six glasses; these drinks became a trend. Standage also believes that each one of these drinks caused a major uprise/downfall in history. In the last page of the introduction Standage voice that “The six beverages highlighted in this book demonstrates the complex interplay of different civilizations and interconnectedness of world cultures.” (6) I think that A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage is a great book, it is very creative but I do feel that there are other important elements that had a great contribution to developing a history as well. Standage was very rational when he decided to write this book because it gives people a broader perspective on other matters in history such these six
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