Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food

Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2012

Food, and in particular the lack of it, was central to the experience of World War II. In this richly detailed and engaging history, Lizzie Collingham establishes how control of food and its production is crucial to total war. How were the imperial ambitions of Germany and Japan - ambitions which sowed the seeds of war - informed by a desire for self-sufficiency in food production? How was the outcome of the war affected by the… (more)

Editorial reviews (1 review)

Collingham’s book masterfully corrects our understanding of the great conflict that made America what it is, and thus prepares us for the conflicts that are all too likely to come. Its usefulness is hard to overstate.

Book Details  

Publisher: Penguin (March 29, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 656 pages

File size: 3.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012

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