The book we're giving away today is Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World. Here's a description: "Before Columbus's fateÂful voyÂage in 1492, no EuroÂpean had ever seen, much less tasted, tobacco or chocoÂlate. IniÂtially disÂmissed as dry leaves and an odd Indian drink, these two comÂmodiÂties came to conÂquer Europe on a scale unsurÂpassed by any other AmerÂiÂcan resource or prodÂuct. A fasÂciÂnatÂing story of conÂtact, exploÂration, and exchange in the Atlantic world, Sacred Gifts, ProÂfane PleaÂsures traces the ways in which these two goods of the AmerÂiÂcas both changed and were changed by Europe."
Here's how you can win a copy:
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