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A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola (Hardcover)

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    VERY SHORT LIST chose A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola for the #1 Spot on their November 16 Food E-mail

    A Brain Pickings Favorite Food Book of 2012 and one of their Best Graphic Novels & Graphic Nonfiction......more

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VERY SHORT LIST chose A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola for the #1 Spot on their November 16 Food E-mail

A Brain Pickings Favorite Food Book of 2012 and one of their Best Graphic Novels & Graphic Nonfiction of 2012

Featured in Columbia College Today's Bookshelf section

"A straight forward and accessible text?Cortes’ highly detailed paintings call up concomitant issues and famous faces as well?In dense passages describing political payments between corporate interests and federal narcotics officials, the reproduction?in Cortes’ deft watercolors?of memos, official letters, and newspaper articles serves as an indictment of the rule of law with loopholes for the profit minded. This is an excellent introduction to the complexities of 'American interests,' the realities of corrupt rationale invoked in the pursuit of world health, and the need to take a longer view than the immediate to see how substance and substance abuse both share space and operate on different planes. Right and wrong are not black and white but form a gray of varying shades."
--Library Journal

?If you hate the War on Drugs, Ricardo Cortes should be one of your favorite illustrators.”
--Vice

?Astonishingly addictive and intoxicatingly revelatory, ...Coffee, Coca & Cola offers an impressively open-minded history lesson and an incredible look at the dark underbelly of American Capitalism . . . A stunning, hard cover coffee-table book for concerned adults, this captivating chronicle is a true treasure.”
--Comics Review (UK)

?This fascinating and beautifully illustrated piece of visual journalism . . . is as thoroughly researched and absorbingly narrated as it is charmingly illustrated.”
--Brain Pickings

"Any food and culinary history holding will find this a lively survey!"
--The Midwest Book Review

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Ricardo Cortes is best known for illustrating the number one New York Times best-selling Go the Fuck to Sleep and the G-rated follow-up Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. Cortes first gained notoriety after his debut It's Just a Plant: A Children's Book about Marijuana sparked controversy from The O'Reilly Factor to Capitol Hill. He has illustrated books about electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and jury nullification; his work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Post, The Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, and on CNN and FOX News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.



Author:
Cortes, Ricardo
Genre:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Publish Date:
12/04/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781617751349
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
9.0 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.9 lb
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