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A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola [Format Kindle]

Ricardo Cortés

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From the illustrator of Go the F*** to Sleep comes a history of coffee, Coca-Cola, caffeine, cocaine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors, Harry J. Anslinger, and prohibition.

A SECRET HISTORY OF COFFEE, COCA & COLA is an illustrated book disclosing new research in the coca leaf trade conducted by The Coca-Cola Company. It has been redesigned and reformatted for this flowable text ebook edition, and features material not included in the print version of the book.

2011 marked the 125th anniversary of its iconic beverage, and the fiftieth anniversary of the international drug control treaty that allows Coca-Cola exclusive access to the coca plant. Most people are familiar with tales of cocaine being an early ingredient of "Coke" tonic; it's an era the company makes every effort to bury. Yet coca leaf, the source of cocaine which has been banned in the U.S. since 1914, has been part of Coca-Cola's secret formula for over one hundred years.

THIS IS A HISTORY THAT SPANS FROM COCAINE FACTORIES IN PERU, to secret experiments at the University of Hawaii, to the personal files of U.S. Bureau of Narcotics Commissioner Harry Anslinger (infamous for his "Reefer Madness" campaign against marijuana, lesser known as a long-time collaborator of The Coca-Cola Company).

A SECRET HISTORY OF COFFEE, COCA & COLA tells how one of the biggest companies in the world bypasses an international ban on coca. The book also explores histories of three of the most consumed substances on earth, revealing connections between seemingly disparate icons of modern culture: caffeine, cocaine, and Coca-Cola.

COCA-COLA IS THE MOST POPULAR SOFT DRINK ON EARTH, and soft drinks are the number one food consumed in the American diet. Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance. Cocaine . . . well, people seem to like reading about cocaine. An illustrated chronicle that will appeal to fans of food and drink histories (e.g., Mark Kurlansky's Salt and Cod; Mark Pendergrast's For God, Country & Coca-Cola), graphic novel enthusiasts, and people interested in drug prohibition and international narcopolitics, the book follows in the footsteps of successful pop-history books such as Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire and Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation--but has a unique style that blends such histories with narrative illustration and influences from Norman Rockwell to Art Spiegelman.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 3935 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 64 pages
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Book 13 décembre 2012
Par Josh Wieder - Publié sur
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Amazing illustrations punctuate a long-forgotten story of America's ongoing addiction to prohibition. A brief telling of how caffeine was for some time just as despised and criminal as cocaine is today segues to strong evidence of the special relationship between Harry Anslinger and the Coca Cola corporation that lead to that company's state-enforced monopoly on the retail benefits of coca. A perfect example of the madness that fuels State funded wars on plants, and a long-awaited sequel of sorts to the author's previous work on Marijuana, the book climaxes with the Bureau of Narcotics/Coca-Cola connection - a story of corruption, stupidity and needless human suffering in the eternal war between those who wish to live their own lives and those who wish to dictate the lives of others. A must read for caffeine users, cocaine users, coffee drinkers, coca chewer, law enforcement, Coca-cola drinkers and employees as well as anyone whose life has been impacted by the drug "war".
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Book is too short 9 janvier 2013
Par M. Conway - Publié sur
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It contains good information but it's so short. Guess it would be a good table top book. It would be good for a preteen.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 High Quality and Highly Entertaining 5 janvier 2013
Par Joe - Publié sur
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This is one of those fun books that make great gifts for that certain someone who you know would appreciate these kinds of things. This person will LOVE THIS BOOK!
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Knowledge 23 juin 2014
Par Russ Lee Monchil - Publié sur
Prohibitionists are very evil people and they are able to get away with destroying people lives because citizens are not informed and do not have the info they need on the facts.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 LOST MY ORDER but item was BEYOND described!! 11 août 2013
Par Judy Rosella Edwards - Publié sur
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I had not realized this was a signed copy. The book is astounding. My husband couldn't wait to for his chance to see it. Largely written at a juvenile level yet astoundingly informative. Perfect for any age -- and adults will find it enlightening and engaging. Gorgeously illustrated. Seller lost my order...didn't offer any compensation like free overnight shipping... but the item was overwhelmingly wonderful it was worth waiting 3 weeks. Not sure I would order from this source again... but this book astounded me.
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