Rise and fall of Cadburys (book review)
In nineteenth-century Britain three Quaker-owned chocolate companies dominated the market, Cadbury, Fry, and Rowntree. The last of the companies to survive, Cadbury, was sold to the American company Kraft in 2010. A distant relative Deborah Cadbury has written Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers For a review, see
Posted by David Fahey on October 16, 2010 at 08:13 PM in Book Reviews, Britain, Chocolate | Permalink
Okrent and Lantzer on the alcohol abuse (book review)
Russ Pulliam, in World Magazine, September 6, 2010, criticized Daniel Okrant, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, for not taking alcohol abuse seriously, as did the local study of Edward Shumaker by Jason Lantzer, Prohibition is Here to Stay.
Posted by David Fahey on September 7, 2010 at 06:23 PM in Book Reviews, Prohibition | Permalink
Taverns in Upper Canada (book review)
Alan McLeod reviews Julia Roberts, In Mixed Company: Taverns and Public Life in Upper Canada (UBC Press, 2009), in A Good Beer Blog. Deals with Ontario until about 1860.
Posted by David Fahey on September 7, 2010 at 06:14 PM in Book Reviews, Canada, Drinking Spaces | Permalink
Warner reviews Okrent on American prohibition (book review)
In Giobe & Mail
, Jessica Warner reviews Daniel Okrent's Last Call
, which she characterizes as stronger on personalities than on plot. For more, see here
Posted by David Fahey on June 11, 2010 at 06:38 PM in Book Reviews, Prohibition | Permalink
Oshinsky reviews Last Call (book review)
In the New York Times
, May 13, 2010, David Oshinsky reviews David Okrent, Last Call: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition here
Posted by David Fahey on May 21, 2010 at 06:21 PM in Book Reviews, Prohibition | Permalink
Time magazine reviews book on American prohibition (book review)
, David von Drehle reviews Daniel Okrent, Last CallL The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Posted by David Fahey on May 14, 2010 at 05:44 PM in Book Reviews, Prohibition, United States | Permalink
Prohibition historian interview (and book review)
In the Barnes & Noble Review
, May 5, 2010, here,
James Mustich interviews Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.
Also see the Wall Street Journal
Posted by David Fahey on May 7, 2010 at 07:34 AM in Book Reviews, Prohibition, United States | Permalink
Haydock reviewing Nicholls, The Politics of Alcohol (book review)
In Reviews in History
, William Haydock reviews here
James Nicholls, The Politics of Alcohol: A History of the Drink Question in England,
who replies here
, Will Haydock wrote his Ph.D. dissertation at Bournemouth University on gender, class and binge drinking.
Posted by David Fahey on April 30, 2010 at 10:23 AM in Alcohol (general), Book Reviews, Britain | Permalink
Mathias on the English brewing industry in perspective (article)
R.G. Wilson, "Peter Mathias's The Brewing Industry in England, 1700-1830
Fifty Years On," Brewery History: The Journal of the Brewery History Society
134 (Spring 2010): 50-56.
Posted by David Fahey on April 13, 2010 at 09:25 PM in Book Reviews, Brewing , Britain | Permalink
Introducing Chinese tea to India (book review)
Adrian Higgins, in Washington Post,
March 28, 2010), reviewing Sarah Rose, For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
. In fact, it was a Scotsman Robert Fortune (1812-1880) who smuggled tea plants out of China to create tea plantations in India.
Posted by David Fahey on March 30, 2010 at 09:04 PM in Book Reviews, Britain, China, India, Scotland, Tea | Permalink