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Product details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 3 edition (17 Jun. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500290687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500290682
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sophie D. Coe was an anthropologist and food historian. Her book America's First Cuisines was published in 1994 to universal acclaim.

Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Mexico, Breaking the Maya Code, Angkor and the Khmer Civilization, andReading the Maya Glyphs. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.


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Format: Paperback
Have no doubts - this book really does cover the entire history of chocolate, and in incredible detail, However, if you're looking for a book with a lighter approach, this may not be the one for you as it really is a history book. The style of writing is never dull, but it is nevertheless more academic than you might be expecting. If it's a lighter dip-in read that you're after, you might prefer 'The Chocolate Connoisseur' by Chloe Doutre-Roussel (also available through Amazon).
However, don't be too offput by my comments. 'The true history of chocolate' IS a very good book and the fact that you're reading this review must mean that it's a topic of great interest to you. After all, there aren't that many books that deal with this topic in such interesting detail.
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If you are doing some serious research of the history of chocolate, but don't have the time and money to travel around the world, this book is for you. I know there's probably not many people who are this much into chocolate, but for me it's "chocolate" for the mind! :-)
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Full of Facts. A little bit like hard work to get through at times, perhaps a little dry and acedemic, but interesting no the less.
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On my reading list for ages, this book is filled with interesting facts and historical information, which was what I was expecting.

For my taste, though, the style was a little too academic (with constant cross referencing and dealing with individual cultures in different chapters, rather than blending themes).

I am pleased to have read it, but was left feeling a little wanting at the end.
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