Beer in America

The Early Years--1587-1840: Beer's Role in the Settling of America and the Birth of a Nation

61hDfJS-ZpL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Gregg Smith
Isbn 9780937381656
File size 17.00MB
Year 1998
Pages 300
Language English
File format PDF
Category History

Book Description:

I really enjoyed this book and I have a good reason why. I even gave it four stars, which means that I found it to be a really good book or I had ulterior motives. First off, it is non-fiction which almost garners a star just for being readable. What I really enjoyed about this book though is how it correlates with science. Beer is a healthy drink and water is poisonous. At first I was very dubious about this claim, but in light of how little people knew in 1600's, 1700's and 1800's the claim becomes quite plausible. Think about how complicated it is to brew beer. Yeast? They didn't even really know what yeast was. Medicine? Pre-Lister era. Machines? Steam engines appear eventually. Chemical reactions... during this time. It's really awesome seeing how this develops. This feature of the book makes up for the sections of the book where the author, G-Dog, just claims beer was a part of this important event because ... it was there.

One of the most important but little-known aspects of early American history was beer's role in the founding of our country and its formative years. The definitive account of beer's impact on people and events that shaped the birth of a nation will astonish readers.


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