Your history summer assignment is to read A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage. I love an old-fashioned dog-earred book with scribbling in the margins, but this 240-page book is available in multiple formats -- major bookstore, online booksellers, for the Kindle, IPad, and the Nook. I have also provided links below to free .pdf files and an audio book, though both formats are cumbersome.
Tom Standage is technology editor at "The Economist" magazine and the author of four history books, ""A History of the World in Six Glasses"" (2005), ""The Turk"" (2002), ""The ""Neptune"" File"" (2000) and ""The Victorian Internet" "(1998). He holds a degree in engineering and computer science from Oxford University, and is the least musical member of a musical family. He is married and lives in Greenwich, London, with his wife and daughter.
“A History of the World in Six Glasses” was a fun and quick read that makes me want to delve more into the various individual elements it presents. Which is the best kind of book, isn’t it?