Reading progress update: I've read 19 out of 377 pages.

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History - Jay Burreson, Penny Le Couteur

If the introduction of the book is anything to go by - and, as previous Flat Book Society reads have shown: yes, yes it is! (*side-eying The Disappearing Spoon*) - this will be a splendid read. 

I love the combination of chemistry and history and am excited by the authors' approach to not present the history of chemistry, but rather to present how chemistry has had an impact on history. 

 

Bring it!

 

Oh, and since I am relying on early indications (I have only read the Introduction so far), the authors' tone seem to indicate that they do have a sense of humour and aren't shy about applying that to themselves also. (*side-eying The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs*)

 

This really looks promising. 

 

Now, I'll make some coffee and get back to it. Can't wait.