Do tego niezbyt obszerna, zatem można dobrze z nią wykorzystać czas. One does get a picture of the prevalence of drink and what it has meant in various societies, even if one does not sign on to the author's attempt to justify its prevalence as inevitability. Prohibition was not as unpopular as it is made out to be. Since then, publishers have issued Brief Histories galore. Two-bit bars had the floor shows.
It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work. On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world no pun intended , marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Sumerians got sauced, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. And no surprise, there are a lot of twists and turns. From early homo sapiens getting toasty on rotting fruit to the invention of porridge-like chunky ale to Viking's imbibing in mead halls to Prohibition flappers drinking themselves blind on bathtub brewed rotgut, Mark Forsyth's excellent tongue-in-cheek guide to the human history of getting sloshed is a delight. A quarter bought you a long shot and a short shot.
Being a short history, it didn't go into great detail, but more of an overview of excess drinking throughout the ages. However, this is more of a popular history — chapters are written in a short, punchy style with plenty of amusing and witty lines, skimming the surface of the subject. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. Based on that, I'd take many of the claims with a grain of salt. Prohibition closed the saloons and they were replaced with co-ed speakeasies which became highly regulated bars and clubs after Prohibition. Turns out I did and enjoyed it a good deal. It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a way of marking the end of a day's work.
But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. He admits it's not comprehensive, really only a drop in the bucket, but it certainly gives you a sense of how many types of drinking there have been over history, for religious rites, social lubrication, health benefits, political reeasons, etc. Cu un umor tipic britanic, foarte atrăgător pentru cititori, Mark Forsyth analizează câteva dintre istoriile cunoscute sau inedite despre alcool, beție, convivialitate, influența asupra țărilor, teritoriilor și politicii. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. As essential as a hip flask or a pack of pork scratchings for any true connoisseur of booze. Te vairāk arī pavīd autoram raksturīgais humoristiskais stils. Judge for yourself: on an island off Panama, monkeys regularly feast off the fallen fruit of the astrocaryum plant, which is 4.
Really entertaining author has a great sense of humor. Turns out I did and enjoyed it a good deal. If only he had calmed down a bit, he might have produced a fascinating work; instead, he has produced something closer to a Horrible History for grown-ups: a succession of wisecracks in search of a book. This is a history of the world at its inebriated best. The style is conversational, abrupt, a bit crass, and sometimes foul. Really entertaining author has a great sense of humor. Возможно, именно поэтому книга и показалась мне «средней».
Pārējās tēmās ticamības elements reizēm nopietni pieklibo, un ir jūtams arī, ka autors nejūtas tik pārliecinoši un mainās arī izteiksmes veids. Книга отлично подойдет чтобы скоротать время в поезде или в путешествии или там, где приходится часто отвлекаться, т. He lives in London with his dictionaries, and blogs at blog. Forsyth is a writer whose work concerns the meaning and etymology of English words. Почти всегда это было отношение желания и силы воли. Ну, возможно я как-то не так понял автора, но допустим.
Cum se poate să omiți, chiar și într-o scurtă istorie a beției, singurul neam care p Tot respectul pentru munca depusă de Mark Forsyth, cercetările sale cu privire la modurile diferite în care marile popoare ale lumii au ras cantități uriașe de pileală, pe care le-au mai și băut după aceea. Руските войници редовно губели войни напоследък Дошли болшевиките на власт. O carte simpatică, amuzantă, plină de informații, care se citește ușor și merită frunzărită câteva ore. It was just interesting, and probably indicative of the amount of histories I've been reading lately. Egypt beer , Greece and Rome wine depended on alcohol to create their mighty works.
It did not resemble modern beer in that it was almost a gruel. He is the author of best-selling books The Etymologicon, The Horologicon, and The Elements of Eloquence, as well as being known for his blog The Inky Fool. Однако также возможно, что книга средняя просто потому, что она средняя и есть. Păi mai e vreo țară în lume unde etanolul susține și încurajează sportul rege? Of the many possible reasons, why? Autors ar mainīgiem panākumiem ir mēģ Šoreiz grāmatas autors ir pievērsies dzeršanas tēmai - kāpēc mēs dzeram, ko mēs dzeram un cik sen jau mēs tā dzeram. I think it tries a bit too hard to make ancient history accessible.
Great stuff -- Matthew Parris on 'A Christmas Cornucopia' This charming book proved so engrossing that while reading it I accidentally drank two bottles of wine without realising. Perhaps I am being too harsh on him. On the way, learn about the Neolithic Shamans, who drank to communicate with the spirit world no pun intended , marvel at how Greeks got giddy and Sumerians got sauced, and find out how bars in the Wild West were never quite like in the movies. I found reading about the ways different cultures viewed and treated drunkenness throughout the years to be fascinating and I also learned that I don't have the fortitude to be Russian, where the average man still consumes a half bottle of vodka a day. These trifling facts prove how similar the nerves of taste must be in monkeys and men. While not a top rated, top shelf favorite, not everything can be. The Aztecs fermented agave but were very strict with their drinking laws and harsh punishments.
He admits it's not comprehensive, really only a drop in the bucket, but it certainly gives you a sense of how many types of drinking there have been over history, for religious rites, social lubrication, health benefits, pol Great idea for a book! The style is conversational, abrupt, a bit crass, and sometimes foul. And he has an irreverent style that cracks me up. Savukārt patērētā alkohola kvalitātes dramatiskie uzlabojumi mūsdienās, iespējams, ir viens no galvenajiem iemesliem, kāpēc nemirstam kā mušas, turklāt vēl - kā jaunas mušas. It helped, it hurt, it was banned, it is celebrated. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants.