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Last call : the rise and fall of Prohibition / Daniel Okrent.

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  • 1 copy at Wyomissing.
  • 36 copies at SPARK Library System. (Show)

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Wyomissing Public Library 363.41 OKR (Text) 35012001153505 Non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780743277020 (hbk.) :
  • ISBN: 9780743277044 (trade pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0743277023 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 074327704X (trade pbk.)
  • Physical Description: viii, 468 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2010.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-453) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
January 16, 1920 -- The struggle. Thunderous drums and Protestant nuns ; The rising of liquid bread ; The most remarkable movement ; "Open fire on the enemy" ; Triumphant failure ; Dry-drys, wet-drys, and hyphens ; From Magna Carta to Volstead -- The flood. Starting line ; A fabulous sweepstakes ; Leaks in the dotted line ; The Great Whiskey Way ; Blessed be the fruit of the vine ; The alcohol that got away ; The way we drank -- The war of the wet and the dry. Open wounds ; "Escaped on payment of money" ; Crime pays ; The phony referendum -- The beginning of the end, the end, and after. Outrageous excess ; The hummingbird that went to Mars ; Afterlives, and the missing man.
Summary, etc.:
Okrent explores the origins, implementation, and failure of that great American delusion known as Prohibition. "Last Call" explains how Prohibition happened, what life under it was like, and what it did to the country.
Subject: Prohibition > United States.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > History > 20th century.
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