Tag Archives: non fiction

February 11

A History of the World in 6 Glasses, Tom Standage

****½ A History of the World in 6 Glasses Author: Tom Standage Website: http://tomstandage.wordpress.com First Edition: 2005 Original language: English Summary: Following human history through predominant beverages, this book presents history in an interesting and different light.  Highlighting the human need for water, this book chronicles how drinks – beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and […]

September 27

In The Garden on Beasts, Erik Larson

**1/2 In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin Author: Erik Larson First Edition: Crown, 2011 Original language: English Awards: Short list, 2011 Independent Literature Awards, Non- Fiction Summary: From Barnes & Noble: “Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new […]