In the manner of Barbara Tuchman and Paul Johnson, a superior, popular account of how five plants--quinine, sugar, tea, cotton and the potato--have determined the course of history. Illustrated.
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Five plants--quinine, sugar cane, tea, cotton, and potato--have been powerful political historical catalysts, argues this speculative journalist. "Wise and witty . . . deserves to become a classic."--Publishers WeeklyAbout the Author:
Henry Hobhouse has served on various academic, scholastic and local government bodies. He has been a member of various government advisory bodies, a consultant to the Quincentenary of Columbus Exhibition, the Smithsonian Institute and Chariman of Herstmonceux. His other books include Forces Of Change.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060914408
Book Description Harpercollins, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060914408
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