Ardent Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

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Putnam, 1973 - 386 pages
"It is here at last -- dry America's first birthday," proclaimed the Anti-Saloon League of New York. The date was January 16, 1920, a Friday. "At one minute past twelve tomorrow morning a new nation will be born ... Tonight John Barleycorn makes his last will and testament. Now for an era of clear thinking and clean living! The Anti-Saloon League wishes every man, woman, and child a happy New Dry Year."--Page [11].

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I honestly expected more from this book. There is surely a lot of material, a great many little info covering some three hundred years of history. Still, it fails to give a complete portrait of the ... Read full review

Contents

ELEGY FOR HELLS BEST FRIEND
11
THE TRUE INSTAURATOR
23
A SIN THAT EXCLUDES FROM HEAVEN
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