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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scribner
Publication date May 31, 2011
Pages 468
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743277044
ISBN-10 074327704X
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America?s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America?s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages.From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the shores of the New World in 1630 carried more beer than water. By the 1820s, liquor flowed so plentifully it was cheaper than tea. That Americans would ever agree to relinquish their booze was as improbable as it was astonishing.Yet we did, and Last Call is Daniel Okrent?s dazzling explanation of why we did it, what life under Prohibition was like, and how such an unprecedented degree of government interference in the private lives of Americans changed the country forever.

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