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In this fascinating and informative story of vegetarianism since pre-historic times, Colin Spencer describes its religious, philosophical, and social aspects, introducing such prominent and often colorful believers as Pythagoras, Ovid, Leonardo, Sir Thomas More, Shelley, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Tolstoy, Shaw, Gandhi, and Hitler. Gracefully written and meticulously researched, the book presents not only a surprising slice through world history but also an unusual story of dissidence and revolt.
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6 x 9 1/4 trim. LC 95-5004About the Author:
Novelist, playwright, and food critic for the Guardian, COLIN SPENCER also writes for film and television. An artist and author of books on food and cookery, he also cultivates flowers, herbs, and oriental vegetables in East Sussex.
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