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Jack Turner
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Jack Turner was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1968. He received his B.A. in Classical Studies from Melbourne University and his Ph.D. in International Relations from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and MacArthur Foundation Junior Research Fellow. He lives with his wife, Helena, and their son in Geneva. This is his first book.

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Spice
The History of a Temptation
Written by Jack Turner


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $17.00

A brilliant, original history of the spice trade—and the appetites that fueled it.

It was in search of the fabled Spice Islands and their cloves that Magellan charted the first circumnavigation of the globe. Vasco da Gama sailed the dangerous waters around Africa to India on a quest for Christians—and spices. Columbus... Read more >
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Spice
The History of a Temptation
Written by Jack Turner


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

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