Mark Kurlansky
Salt: A World History

Salt: A World History

From Library Journal: "Deftly leading readers around the world and across cultures and centuries, [Kurlansky] takes an inexpensive, mundane item and shows how it has influenced and affected wars, cultures, governments, religions, societies, economies, cooking (there are a few recipes), and foods. The cast of characters includes fishermen, kings, Native Americans, and even Gandhi."

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