Bananas: An American History

by Virginia Scott Jenkins | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1560989661 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 5/18/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingeponine38wing from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, May 18, 2014
I'd enjoyed this book a couple years ago so was very pleased to find another copy to release. My earlier comments here.

Before 1880 most Americans had never seen a banana. By 1910 bananas were so common that streets were littered with their peels. Today Americans eat on average nearly seventy-five per year. More than a staple of the American diet, bananas have gained a secure place in the nation's culture and folklore. They have been recommended as the secret to longevity, the perfect food for infants, and the cure for warts, headaches, and stage fright. Essential to the cereal bowl and the pratfall, they remain a mainstay of jokes, songs, and wordplay even after a century of rapid change.

Covering every aspect of the banana in American culture, from its beginnings as luxury food to its reputation in the 1910s as the “poor man's” fruit to its role today as a healthy, easy-to-carry snack, Bananas provides an insightful look at a fruit with appeal.

Journal Entry 2 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (3/5/2019 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA


On its way to booklady331 via her Nonfiction VBB. Hope you like it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, March 11, 2019
The book arrived today. Who would have thought that there was a book on bananas? Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, July 20, 2019
I found this book more interesting then I thought I would. To think, bananas were once the fruit of the wealthy only. Now, everyone can afford bananas.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (8/31/2019 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA


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Journal Entry 6 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Arrived safely. Thanks for sharing! I love these kinds of books.

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