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H. E. Jacob - Six Thousand Years of Bread (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B001328

Yeast, water, flour, and heat. How could this simple mixture have been the cause of war and plague, celebration and victory, supernatural vision and more?

In this remarkable and all-encompassing volume, H. E. Jacob takes us through six thousand dynamic years of bread's role in politics, religion, technology, and beyond.

Who were the first bakers? Why were bakers distrusted during the Middle ages? How did bread cause Napoleon's defeat? Why were people buried with bread?

Six Thousand Years of Bread has the answers.

Jacob follows the story from its beginning in ancient Egypt and continues through to modern times. The poignant and inspiring conclusion of the book relays the author's experiences in a Nazi concentration camp, subsisting on bread made of sawdust.

  • Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Cookbooks, Food & Drink
  • Published : 1943 (This Edition 1997 - The Cooks Classic Library)
  • ISBN : 9781558215757
  • SKU : B001328
  • PPC : SP540gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

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6" x 9", 416 pages, illustrations.

External Reviews

"This book was a delight. I read it slowly to prolong the enjoyment. Politics, economics, warfare, religion, all vastly influenced by bread."

"This is a book about religion, power, economies, revolutions, wars, empires, science, exploitation, and freedom. I can see this book being a text for many, many types of classrooms. The book took 20 years to write and cites hundreds of sources and the text has an interesting history itself - his wife hid the manuscript while the author was in a Nazi concentration camp. Dense read. Very intense."

- Goodreads Reviews.

The Author

Heinrich Eduard Jacob was a German and American journalist and author. Born to a Jewish family in Berlin and raised partly in Vienna, Jacob worked for two decades as a journalist and biographer before the rise to power of the Nazi Party.