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And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails

Curtis, Wayne

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ISBN 10: 1400051673 / ISBN 13: 9781400051670
Edité par Crown, New York, NY, 2006
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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First edition 2006, first printing, number line starts with 1. Signed and inscribed by Author on the title page " To Sally and Ralph. Hope you enjoy the book - and brings back good memories of Havana" Hardcover with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ new, bright and shiny, no tears no chips no edgewear, Price Not clipped. 8vo, 304 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 002456

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Titre : And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New ...

Éditeur : Crown, New York, NY

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : New

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Synopsis :

One spirit, Ten cocktails, and Four Centuries of American History

And a Bottle of Rum tells the raucously entertaining story of America as seen through the bottom of a drinking glass. With a chapter for each of ten cocktails—from the grog sailors drank on the high seas in the 1700s to the mojitos of modern club hoppers—Wayne Curtis reveals that the homely spirit once distilled from the industrial waste of the exploding sugar trade has managed to infiltrate every stratum of New World society.

Curtis takes us from the taverns of the American colonies, where rum delivered both a cheap wallop and cash for the Revolution, to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of Central America, to the watering holes of pre-Castro Cuba, and to the kitsch-laden tiki bars of 1950s America. Here are sugar barons and their armies conquering the Caribbean, Paul Revere stopping for a nip during his famous ride, Prohibitionists marching against “demon rum,” Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris, and today’s bartenders reviving old favorites like Planter’s Punch. In an age of microbrewed beer and single-malt whiskeys, rum—once the swill of the common man—has found its way into the tasting rooms of the most discriminating drinkers.

Awash with local color and wry humor, And a Bottle of Rum is an affectionate toast to this most American of liquors, a chameleon spirit that has been constantly reinvented over the centuries by tavern keepers, bootleggers, lounge lizards, and marketing gurus. Complete with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this is history at its most intoxicating.

About the Author:

Wayne Curtis is a contributing editor to Preservation magazine, and his stories on travel, architecture, and history have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The American Scholar, and American Heritage. In 2002 Curtis was named Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers. He lives in Maine. For more information about rum or the author, visit RepublicOfRum.com.

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Art, Architecture, World an American history, First editions

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