The latest addition

Mark Kurlansky, Meredith Hindley

I acquired 2 books on 25 February 2023.

Destination Casablanca is a history of Casablanca during World War 2. It is a homage to a city immortalised in the classic wartime movie Casablanca.

Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman this is the all-time favourite wartime love classic.

Salt is a history of an ingredient. Before the invention of refrigerators, salt was used to preserve food. Thus, owners of salt mines became very wealthy.

Salt inspired the famous Gandhi’s salt march in 1930 which began the civil disobedience movement to force the British to leave India.

This salt march inspired Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the Congress party, to walk from late 2022 to February 2023 from the southernmost tip of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu for 2,200 miles (3,500km) up to the Himalayas.

Finishing in Srinagar, in Kashmir, Rahul walked for 150 days. His objective is to invigorate his Congress party and to inspire the people in the style of the Mahatma.

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