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Heinrich Eduard Jacob (1889–1967)

Forfatter af Six Thousand Years of Bread: Its Holy and Unholy History

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Værker af Heinrich Eduard Jacob

Six Thousand Years of Bread: Its Holy and Unholy History (1944) 186 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Coffee: The Epic of a Commodity (1935) 83 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Felix Mendelssohn and His Times (1959) 67 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The World of Emma Lazarus (1949) 21 eksemplarer
Johann Strauss (1948) 17 eksemplarer
Mozart : der Genius der Musik (1963) 12 eksemplarer
Joseph Haydn: His Art, Times, and Glory (1959)nogle udgaver10 eksemplarer
Ein Staatsmann strauchelt (1990) 1 eksemplar
Hemisphere 1 eksemplar
PROPAGATION OF GRAPEVINES (1936) 1 eksemplar

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Interesting read on the part coffee played throughout history ...
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donhazelwood | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 3, 2024 |
This wasn't what I was expecting, nor did I know that it was originally published in 1935, but it was still an engaging history. More history of history than history of coffee, but still an interesting read.
 
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Razinha | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 23, 2017 |
Heinrich Eduard Jacob was a pacifist German Jew whose work was blacklisted by the Nazis since 1933. Nevertheless, in 1935 he managed to publish Myth and the Triumphal March of Coffee, as the saga of the commodity--this is a translation of that work.

Alas, I lost interest in this quickly. It's not a history like [b:Salt|2715|Salt A World History|Mark Kurlansky|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347586566s/2715.jpg|73206] or [b:Milk|19469|The Face on the Milk Carton (Janie Johnson, #1)|Caroline B. Cooney|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320405619s/19469.jpg|816295], with its straightforward tracings of the trading and sociopolitical impacts of a particular food. Instead, it seems to be a collection of stories and anecdotes about coffee, from a series of legends about how coffee was discovered in Yemen to Jacob's own stories of being in Brazil in 1931, when the state bought coffee only to destroy it, to increase the price of its own coffee shares. Many of the chapters are tangents into tobacco, Jewish thoughts on wine, Japanese poems about tea, or legends about Bacchus. A serious student, who already knows the history of the regions Jacob talks about, would probably have a great deal of fun with this book. But its poetry and poetic license is not for me--I want straight, footnoted facts.… (mere)
 
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wealhtheowwylfing | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2016 |
A definitive history of wheat & bread from ancient Egypt to modern America. Excellent history.
 
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Jenn70 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 1, 2013 |

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26
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417
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ISBN
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