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Mark Pendergrast

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Mark Pendergrast was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the fourth of seven children in a family that valued civil rights, the environment, sailing, reading, and games of chase and charades. He earned a B.A. in English literature from Harvard, taught high school and elementary school, then went back to Simmons College for a masters in library science and worked as an academic librarian—all the while writing freelance articles for newspapers and magazines. In 1991, he began writing books full time, which allows him to follow his rather eclectic interests.

Pendergrast’s books have been published in 15 languages. For God, Country & Coca-Cola was named a notable book of the year by the New York Times, and Discover Magazine chose Mirror Mir
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Uncommon Grounds: The Histo...

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For God, Country and Coca-C...

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Inside the Outbreaks: The E...

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“The “coffee break”—as a phrase and concept—was invented in 1952 by the Pan American Coffee Bureau. It quickly became a part of the language, as”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World

“Whenever there is chaos and disorganization,” Saks observed, “that is the time to make money.”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World

“When caffeine gets to the receptors first, however, it doesn’t let adenosine do its job. Caffeine doesn’t actively keep us awake—it just blocks the natural mental brake.”
Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds: The History Of Coffee And How It Transformed Our World

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