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The prohibition hangover : alcohol in America from demon rum to cult cabernet

Author: Garrett Peck
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Prohibition Hangover examines the modern American temperament toward drink amid the $189-billion- dollar-a-year industry that defines itself by the production, distribution, marketing, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Based on primary research, including hundreds of interviews, Garrett Peck provides a panoramic assessment of alcohol in American culture and history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett Peck
ISBN: 9780813545929 0813545927
OCLC Number: 291193011
Description: xi, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The noble experiment --
So what are we drinking? --
Whiskey and rye --
Ninety-nine bottles of beer --
The golden age of wine --
The Supreme Court decides --
Alcohol and your health --
What would Jesus drink? --
Beating the temperance drum --
Not until you're twenty-one.
Other Titles: Alcohol in America from demon rum to cult cabernet
Responsibility: Garrett Peck.

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