Description - A Rum Tale: Spirit of the New World by Joseph Piercy
A fun gift book incorporating the history, culture and cocktail recipes of one of the world's most versatile spirits. Steeped in a long, diverse history, rum is a spirit that has meaning in cultures across the globe, from its home in the Caribbean and Barbados, through the ranks of the Royal Navy, to the Australian rum rebellion. Here Joseph Piercy delves into the rich history of rum, from the invasion of the Caribbean to the real pirates of the Caribbean who gave use some of our best known brands of rum today, such as Henry 'Captain' Morgan. He explores the legend of Nelson's blood (whose body was said to be stored in a rum barrel for transport) and the rum-running of Prohibition-era United States, which stoked the Bacardi family's rise to fame and fortune. As it experiences a long-overdue resurgence in popularity, alongside a fascinating history, Piercy shares his experience of this versatile spirit, listing rums not to miss and delicious rum-based cocktails you can try at home. This is a fun little book that no drinks connoisseur should be without. AUTHOR: Joseph Piercy studied English and Philosophy at the University of Wolverhampton and holds a Master's degree in Creative Writing. He is the author of eleven books of non-fiction on a range of different subjects, but one of his main interests and areas of expertise is the social and cultural history of drinks. His titles include Slippery Tipples: A Guide to Weird and Wonderful Spirits and Liqueurs. He lives in Brighton. 12 b/w illustrations
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(198mm x 129mm x mm)
The History Press Ltd
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