A Rum Tale: Spirit of the New World (Paperback)
What links Fidel Castro, pirates from the Caribbean and George Washington?Rum.A Rum Tale: Spirit of the New World is a look at the history of one of the Caribbean’s most famous and favourite drinks. From its start as a by-product of a mysterious plant called ‘sugar cane’ to twentieth-century bootlegging, smuggling and prohibition, rum’s heritage is as rich as its flavour – so pour yourself a drink and turn the page.
About the Author
JOSEPH PIERCY studied English and Philosophy at the University of Wolverhampton and holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. He is the author of eleven books of non-fiction on a range of different subjects, but one of his main interests and areas of expertise is the social and cultural history of drinks. His titles include Slippery Tipples: A Guide to Weird and Wonderful Spirits and Liqueurs (7,400 copies). He lives in Brighton.
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