Tom Standage's Analysis

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The world would be nowhere near where it is today without the drinks that revolutionized the world. Tom Standage begins with an obvious fact that humans can not live without any form of drink. He goes on to tell us which drinks that Standage will survey and how they changed the history of the world. Drinks became so important and so well known that people were getting paid for their labor intensive work with beer. Slaves were also being bought with whiskey, rum, and brandy. Seemingly enough, it seems the whole world has changed dramatically with small changes in what people drink on a daily basis. Standage begins by telling us how small tribes that hunted to get the nutrition they needed soon produced beer which was thought to be an act of
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