He was probably the only president who was a brilliant student and teacher as well as a statesman.
As Tom Standage states, we can live without food for quite a while, but will die very soon of fluid deprivation. Tom Standage divided the history of the world into six periods, each forming a different chapter in the book: Three are alcohol beverages and three caffeine.
It is a sweet wine, made in the Constantia region of South Africa, which was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. So much so that I personally often fell asleep and had to reread everything in a new session, which made it tedious in some instances.
But the facts are worth learning! It certainly sheds a bright new light on world history. The book is so laden with information that I found it too much to absorb in one sitting. The book encourage thought. Slavery, wars and sanctions were often fueled by some of these beverages.
Some Romans even carried herbs and other flavorings with them while traveling, to improve the taste of bad wine. While modern wine drinkers may turn op their noses at the Greek and Roman use of additives, it is not that different from the modern use of oak as flavoring agent, often to make otherwise unremarkable wines more palatable.
Below these adulterated wines was posca, a drink made by mixing water with wine that had turned sour and vinegarlike. Posca was commonly issued to Roman soldiers when better wines were unavailable, for example,during long campaigns. It was, in effect, a form of portable water-purification technology for the Roman army.
When a Roman soldier offered Jesus Christ a sponge dipped in wine during his crucifixion, the wine in question would have been posca.
What is more important is that the information shared in the book ensures long relaxing discussion on a Sunday afternoon with friends and family. It gives some mundane moments the more meaningful memories it needs.
I initially gave it three stars only because it was not an easy read. I really needed to keep all my ducks in a row for this one. But in retrospect I changed my mind. His research was excellent! It is a good read for someone who wants to know how the development of chemistry from ancient times until now changed our world - in an easy, non-scientific, but factual read.
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