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by Ian S. Hornsey

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This book is dedicated to the memory of Les Knight, DSO, an unheralded, 22-year-old Australian pilot, who, after successfully participating in the Dam Busters raid of 6th May, 1943, set out again on September 14th 1943, to breach the banks of the Dortmund-Ems canal. Their Lancaster flew in over Germany at no more than 30ft, but when they had found their target, the plane crashed through treetops. Knight got his Grand Slam bomb away, and then ordered the six-man crew to bale out, which they all did successfully. Knight stuck to the controls of his aircraft, and ultimately perished with it, having previously wished his comrades “all the best” as they jumped. I’ll bet that Les drank beer,
and I can only rue the fact that, at his tender age, he didn’t get the chance to drink much of it. Like thousands of others, Les was a true hero; I only hope that we prove to be worthy
of being regarded as their successors. If 
all goes according to plan, the appearance of this book should coincide
with the
60th anniversary of Les’s death.
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The requirement for another text relating to the history of brewing became obvious to me whilst I was researching for a previous book, for no comprehensive account of the subject has been forthcoming since Corran's fine 1975 offering.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0854046305, Paperback)

A History of Beer and Brewing provides a comprehensive account of the history of beer. Research carried out during the last quarter of the 20th century has permitted us to re-think the way in which some ancient civilizations went about their beer production. There have also been some highly innovative technical developments, many of which have led to the sophistication and efficiency of 21st century brewing methodology. A History of Beer and Brewing covers a time-span of around eight thousand years and in doing so:·Stimulates the reader to consider how, and why, the first fermented beverages might have originated·Establishes some of the parameters that encompass the diverse range of alcoholic beverages assigned the generic name 'beer'·Considers the possible means of dissemination of early brewing technologies from their Near Eastern originsThe book is aimed at a wide readership particularly beer enthusiasts. However the use of original quotations and references associated with them should enable the serious scholar to delve into this subject in even greater depth.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:34 -0400)

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