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Hardbacked edition of ‘A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World’, by Erika Rappaport. Published in 2017 by Princeton University Press. 409pp with black and white photographs.

A Thirst for Empire takes a vast and in-depth historical look at how men and women – through the tea industry in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa – transformed global tastes and habits and in the process created our modern consumer society. […] An expansive and orginal global history of imperial tea, A Thirst for Empire demonstrates the ways that this fluid and powerful enterprise helped shape the contemporary world.’