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The Story of Corn

3.34 of 5 stars 3.34  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  4 reviews
An illustrated, social history of corn discusses the people who, for seven centuries, have planted, eaten, worshipped, processed, and profited from corn, also describing its reaches into commerce, religion, poetry, and alcohol. Reprint.
Title: The Story of Corn
Author: Fussell, Betty
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Publication Date: 2004/09/15
Number of Pages: 356
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Paperback, 367 pages
Published December 15th 2004 by University of New Mexico Press (first published 1992)
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So, as far as content goes, really this should get 4-5 stars, however the writing was so difficult to get through. First the good. Fussell obviously did a wonderful job with her research; the book contains everything and anything you could possibly want/need to know about corn. Additionally, it is organized pretty well bouncing back and forth between ancient and modern humans' uses of corn, showing that the two seemingly opposite cultures treat corn in similar manners, just in different words/sy ...more
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I got this book while visiting Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. For being such a mundane topic, corn still reigns supreme as one of the backbones of civilization alongside wheat and rice.
Not a bad history of corn. A bit dry and overly personal for my tastes. Recommended only for people really interested in the history of corn.
I've tried to finish, but I can't. Betty, Betty, Betty... savages? Really? I'll try again someday, in an effort to be fair.
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