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24%OFFTom Gilling - Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years - 9780733634017 - V9780733634017
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Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years

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Description for Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years Paperback. The story of grog is the story of Australia. This is how it all began. Num Pages: 336 pages, 35 Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1MBFN; 3JH; HBJM; HBLL; HBTB; WBXD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 155 x 234 x 32. Weight in Grams: 438.
The marines on the First Fleet refused to sail without it. Convicts risked their necks to get hold of it. Rum built a hospital and sparked a revolution, made fortunes and ruined lives. In a society with few luxuries, liquor was power. It played a crucial role, not just in the lives of individuals like James Squire - the London chicken thief who became Australia's first brewer - but in the transformation of a starving penal outpost into a prosperous trading port. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, Grog offers an intoxicating ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Hachette Australia
Condition
New
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
Sydney, Australia
ISBN
9780733634017
SKU
V9780733634017
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-10

About Tom Gilling
Tom Gilling is a respected journalist and acclaimed novelist whose books include THE SOOTERKIN, a New York Times Notable Book, DREAMLAND and SEVEN MILE BEACH.

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