Book cover of Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks--a Cool History of a Hot Commodity by Amy Bradyby Amy Brady

The unexpected and unexplored ways that ice has transformed a nation—from the foods Americans eat, to the sports they play, to the way they live today—and what its future might look like on a swiftly warming planet.

Ice is everywhere: in gas stations, in restaurants, in hospitals, in our homes. Americans think nothing of dropping a few ice cubes into tall glasses of tea to ward off the heat of a hot summer day. Most refrigerators owned by Americans feature automatic ice machines. Ice on-demand has so revolutionized modern life that it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t always this way—and to overlook what aspects of society might just melt away as the planet warms.

Interview with the Author

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Friday Morning Coffee: Amy Brady, Author of Ice
6/9/23           39 min

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Amy Brady, “Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks–a Cool History of a Hot Commodity” (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2023)
6/6/23          36 min

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