“[A] tour de force of global history ... Bosma has turned the humble sugar crystal into a mighty prism for understanding

aspects of global history and the world in which we live.”

—LA Review of Books

“The World of Sugar is a remarkably researched,

comprehensive, and indispensable book for everyone who wishes to understand how sugar and the sugar industry have shaped the

world in which we live.”

—Gary Taubes, author of The Case Against Sugar

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