SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF BREAD: Its Holy & Unholy History by H.E. Jacob

SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF BREAD: Its Holy & Unholy History

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here is curious lore covering producer and consumer, hunger and famine, the conquering of nations and climate, agrarian literature, revolutionary techniques, Hitler's artificial starvation, the biological dangers of war and the tremendous question of post-war feeding. Virtually a ""biography"" of one of the foremost actors in the history of civilization, encompassing the story of botanist, miller, farmer, baker, of society, religion, economics, politics, law. This tells of plowing, and the taming of grasses and grains, of the struggle between wheat and rye, of millet, eats, barley, Indian maize, to feed the world. It chronicles the part bread played in Egypt, Israel, Greece, Rome, in the Middle Ages, in the early Americas, in the French Revolution, Napoleon's defeat in Russia, its importance, greater than cotton, in the Civil War, in World War I, in the war today.

Pub Date: March 10th, 1943
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran