Seeds of Change Five Plants That Transformed Mankind

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In the manner of Barbara Tuchman and Paul Johnson, a superior, popular account of how five plants--quinine, sugar, tea, cotton and the potato--have determined the course of history. Illustrated.

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Five plants--quinine, sugar cane, tea, cotton, and potato--have been powerful political historical catalysts, argues this speculative journalist. "Wise and witty . . . deserves to become a classic."--Publishers Weekly

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Henry Hobhouse worked as a journalist for The Economist, News Chronicle, Daily Express, and Wall Street Journal, becoming, in 1948, the first Director of CBS-TV News.

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