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Mark Kurlansky's telling of the story of salt, its huge role in world history, is spellbinding.
If you're interested in history or just a foodie, this may be the book for you, but either than that, it can get boring and slow at some parts.
Coupled with the interesting historical facts is Kurlansky's accessable style, which makes this work of history read almost like a story.
Historical anecdotes that had something to do with salt, some recipes for salted meat, vegetables, and fish, etc. Read morePublished 2 days ago by T' Wretched Reviewer With Malice Aforethought
Detailed history that I found enjoyable. Who ever knew the commodity salt had such historical value. Recommend if you like non-fiction factual history.Published 4 days ago by M. Taylor
Enjoyed this book. Explored an area of history that I had not thought of before. I was not looking for a deep historical explanation. Read morePublished 12 days ago by J F F
This book does a wonderful job of showing the importance of salt to human history. Kurlansky demonstrates how some of history's most important events where influenced by salt, from... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Chris
incredible story. To ones that wish to really understand the how and why of history, this is an indispensable book.Published 1 month ago by Marc-Paul