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A Perfect Red

(2005)
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In the sixteenth century, one of the world's most precious commodities was cochineal, a legendary red dye treasured by the ancient Mexicans and sold in the great Aztec marketplaces, where it attracted the attention of the Spanish conquistadors. Shipped to Europe, the dye created a sensation, producing the brightest, strongest red the world had ever seen. Soon Spain's cochineal monopoly was worth a fortune. As the English, French, Dutch, and other Europeans joined the chase for cochineal -- a chase that lasted for more than three centuries -- a tale of pirates, explorers, alchemists, scientists, and spies unfolds. A Perfect Red evokes with style and verve this history of a grand obsession, of intrigue, empire, and adventure in pursuit of the most desirable color on earth.

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June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: A perfect red : empire, espionage, and the quest for the color of desire / by Amy Butler Greenfield
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
ISBN: 0-385-60515-3 / 978-0-385-60515-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
ISBN: 0-06-052275-5 / 978-0-06-052275-9 (USA edition)
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage And The Quest For The Colour Of Desire
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
ISBN: 0-552-77829-X / 978-0-552-77829-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage And The Quest For The Colour Of Desire
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
ISBN: 0-552-77128-7 / 978-0-552-77128-3 (UK edition)
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
ISBN: 0-06-052276-3 / 978-0-06-052276-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Perfect Red
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
ISBN: 1-5113-9483-8 / 978-1-5113-9483-3
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January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Perfect Red
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Title: A Perfect Red
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
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Title: A Perfect Red
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage And The Quest For The Colour Of Desire
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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October 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire
Author(s): Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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