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The Hamburger: A History (Icons of America) Hardcover – April 22, 2008
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The author starts the book by debunking most of the current myths about how and who invented the hamburger. And, the author uses pretty strict criteria for what a hamburger is and is not. He puts to rest the claims of many of the people who claim to be the originator and comes up with a plausible explanation of how the burger was actually invented.
From that point, the author looks at the social implications, as well as the corporate structure that made the hamburger what it is today. How did McD's get started and how did a lowly piece of meat create one of today's largest corporations? You'll just have to read the book to find out. What happened to the company that started it all? And, no, that would not be McD.
The book, while relatively short, is well written and very readable. I enjoyed learning about the sides of the hamburger that I never knew existed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the book of history of hamburgers is great but I was also looking for some new recipes for hamburgers,fun to readPublished on February 11, 2013 by elvis9s
As far as it goes, The Hamburger an interesting work for its look into the personalities behind Wendy's, McDonald's, etc. Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by LoneRighter
If you did not believe in reincarnation before, read this book, and believe! Josh Ozersky lived thousands of years ago. He has returned to write the lore of The Burger. Read morePublished on June 2, 2011 by David Block
Thank you! This book is great (says my husband, it was a gift for him!) Delivery was fast. Quality of the book is great...looks new.Published on January 11, 2011 by Katie M.
Revealing History into why the Hamburger has emerged as an American Icon in the last century.Published on September 12, 2009 by Geary E. Statham