Prohibition Thirteen Years That Changed America

ISBN-10: 1611450098
ISBN-13: 9781611450095
Edition: 2011
Authors: Edward Behr
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Description: From the bestselling author of The Last Emperor comes this rip-roaring history of the government s attempt to end America s love affair with liquor which failed miserably. On January 16, 1920, America went dry. For the next thirteen years, the  More...

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

From the bestselling author of The Last Emperor comes this rip-roaring history of the government s attempt to end America s love affair with liquor which failed miserably. On January 16, 1920, America went dry. For the next thirteen years, the Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the making, selling, or transportation of intoxicating liquors, heralding a new era of crime and corruption on all levels of society. Instead of eliminating alcohol, Prohibition spurred more drinking than ever before. Formerly law-abiding citizens brewed moonshine, became rum- runners, and frequented speakeasies. Druggists, who could dispense medicinal quantities of alcohol, found their customer base exploding overnight. So many people from all walks of life defied the ban that Will Rogers famously quipped, Prohibition is better than no liquor at all. Here is the full, rollicking story of those tumultuous days, from the flappers of the Jazz Age and the beautiful and the damned who drank their lives away in smoky speakeasies to bootlegging gangsters Pretty Boy Floyd, Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone and the notorious St. Valentine s Day Massacre. Edward Behr paints a portrait of an era that changed the country forever.

Edward Behris the chief writer, sometime photographer, and publisher ofThe Art of Eating, the widely acclaimed magazine about food and wine. He is the author ofThe Artful Eater: A Gourmet Investigates the Ingredients of Great Food.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Good Creature of God
Fervor and Fanaticism
The Women's War
The Lineup
Prohibition's First Victims
America Goes Dry
The Providers
Harding and the Racketeers
Remus Unravels
The Adventurers
�Prohibition Works!�
�Prohibition Doesn't Work!�
Chicago
Remus on Trial
Remus Redux
A Fatal Triumph
The Aftermath
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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