“[E]ntertaining, well-narrated and well-researched”

The Business History Review review of Refrigeration Nation has arrived (subs. req.). Here’s my favorite part:

“In foregrounding cold chains, Rees has written an entertaining, well-narrated, and well-researched book about building one root infrastructure of modern food systems. He brings this infrastructure to the foreground of U.S. history, and hopefully the book will reach a broad readership, both within history departments and a public with an interest in the intersections of the histories of food, business and technology.”

For those of you keeping score at home, the Journal of American History and (the inevitable) Technology and Culture reviews are still unpublished, but the book’s batting average is looking pretty good so far.

Jonathan Rees

Professor of History, Colorado State University - Pueblo.

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