Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking [Audiobook]
01 December 2016, 09:43
2016 | M4B@64 kbps | 12 hrs 28 mins | 340.15MB
Stroll through our country's memorable moments - from George Washington at Mount Vernon to the days of Prohibition, from impeachment hearings to nuclear weapons negotiations - and discover the role that alcohol played in all of them with Mark Will-Weber's Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking.
As America transformed from fledgling nation to world power, one element remained constant: alcohol. The 18th century saw the Father of His Country distilling whiskey in his backyard. The 19th century witnessed the lavish expenses on wine by the Sage of Monticello, Honest Abe's inclination toward temperance, and the slurred speech of the first president to be impeached. Fast forward to the 20th century and acquaint yourself with Woodrow Wilson's namesake whisky, FDR's affinity for rum swizzles, and Ike's bathtub gin. What concoctions can be found in the White House today? Visit the first lady's beehives to find out!
In Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt, you'll learn:
- Which Founding Fathers had distilleries in their backyards
- The teetotalers versus the car-totalers
- Whose expensive tastes in vintages led to bankruptcy
- Which commanders in chief preferred whiskey to whisky
- The four C's: Cointreau, claret, Campari, and cocktails
- The first ladies who heralded the "hair of the dog" and those who vehemently opposed it
- The preferred stemware: snifter or stein?
- Which presidents and staff members abstained, imbibed, or overindulged during Prohibition
- Recipes through the ages: favorites including the Bermuda Rum Swizzle, Missouri Mule, and Obama's White House Honey Ale
So grab a cocktail and turn to the words of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt for a unique and entertaining look into the liquor cabinets and the beer refrigerators of the White House. Cheers!
Error Australis [Audiobook]
01 December 2016, 09:29
2016 | M4B@64 kbps | 9 hrs 16 mins | 252.89MB
Australia is a proud country full of proud people, but exactly what are we proud of?
Comedian and history buff Ben Pobjie delves deep into Australia's past and has a good old rummage amongst the nation's personal effects.
With wit, perspicacity and a healthily elastic attitude to historical accuracy, the great saga of Australia is unravelled like an old woolly jumper. For anyone who snoozed through history class at school, this is the book to get you all caught up.
True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia [Audiobook]
01 December 2016, 09:26
2016 | M4B@64 kbps | 16 hrs 15 mins | 443.37MB
First there was Girt. Now comes…True Girt.
In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier.
This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep.
True Girt introduces Thomas Davey, the hard-drinking Tasmanian governor who invented the Blow My Skull cocktail, and Captain Moonlite, Australia's most infamous LGBTI bushranger. Meet William Nicholson, the Melbourne hipster who gave Australia the steam-powered coffee roaster and the world the secret ballot. And say hello to Harry, the first camel used in Australian exploration, who shot dead his owner, the explorer John Horrocks.
Learn how Truganini's death inspired the Martian invasion of Earth. Discover the role of Hall and Oates in the Myall Creek Massacre. And be reminded why you should never ever smoke with the Wild Colonial Boy and Mad Dan Morgan.