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Bourbon : A History of the American Spirit - Dane Huckelbridge

Bourbon

A History of the American Spirit

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Published: 1st April 2014
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A fresh telling of US history, narrated by the most treasured, storied, and at times controversial spirit - bourbon.

Few products figure as prominently or as intimately in the American experience as bourbon whiskey, and with good reason: bourbon is the American experience, distilled, aged, and sealed in a bottle. Its primary ingredient was discovered by Christopher Columbus, and its recipe was perfected on the Western frontier. Simply stated, bourbon is the American spirit, through and through. In Bourbon writer Dane Huckelbridge goes back over 300 years to the backwoods of Appalachia, tracking the origins of the Kentucky whiskey up through the international multi-billion dollar industry it’s become today. Treating bourbon as a lens for better understanding the elusive character of the nation that created it, Huckelbridge gives the spirit the starring role in American history it so richly deserves.

About the Author

Dane Huckelbridge hails from the American Middle West and holds a degree in history from Princeton University. A co-founder of the international arts and culture magazine Gutfire, his work has appeared in various magazines and journals. He currently divides his time between New York City and Paris.

"Although "Bourbon" is most certainly a history book, you won't even realize [it]. That's because Dane Huckelbridge brings bourbon to life with the sort of witty, character-rich zeal AMC writers might employ if they took over the History Channel."--Toledo Blade

ISBN: 9780062241399
ISBN-10: 0062241397
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 1st April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 14.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.43