Tom Standage is digital editor at the Economist and editor-in-chief of its website. He is the author of six history books, including An Edible History of Humanity and the New York Times bestseller A History of the World in Six Glasses. His writing has also appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times, and Wired.
Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a ...[SEE MORE]