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Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified US History

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by Mia Partlow and Michael Hoerger, illustrated by Nate Powell

Microcosm Publishing

2010, paperback

SKU: 9781934620410

 

What do top-secret CIA assassination plots, Black Panther arrests, and Reaganomics have in common? Food, of course. Michael Hoerger and Mia Partlow collect, contextualize, and graphically narrate declassified government documents with food as a theme. Over 500,000 declassified memos, debriefings, and transcripts were combed to uncover some of the most important and iconic people and narratives from US history. Providing a voyeuristic insight into the US government, these documents are like reality TV for politicos and foodies: assassinations by milkshake, subliminal popcorn cravings, Reagan's love of hydroponics, and what could be Fred Hampton's most radical action: giving ice cream to small children.