“A smart and illuminating book that will be of great interest to anyone engaged with either the history of technology or the history of food.”

– American Historical Review

“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.”

– Business History

Refrigeration Nation is a well-written and useful book for both scholars and students… Rees presents a well-developed account of the importance of American enterprise and innovation in the national and global marketplace.”

– History: Reviews of New Books

“A fascinating book.”

– Heritage Radio