"Scholarly and well-written ...An engrossing read." Lindsey Bareham, The Evening StandardFollowing the potato from its early cultivation in 16th century South America to its 20th century marriage to battered fish, Larry Zuckerman has written a fascinating book which covers developments in agriculture, class, diet, politics, economics, and technology. Drawing from personal diaries, chronicles, newspaper editorials, government records, and many other original sources, he brings this epic story to life, creating both vibrant individual portraits and a panorama of the times.
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