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Prohibition : thirteen years that changed America

Author: Edward Behr
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. ; [Boston] : Distributed by Little, Brown and Co., ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st North American edView all editions and formats
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On the stroke of midnight on January 16, 1920, America went dry. For the next thirteen years the 18th Amendment to the Constitution would specifically deny every citizen the right to buy or sell alcoholic drink. Those thirteen years were to change America forever: instead of regulating social behavior and eliminating the scourge of "the Devil's brew," Prohibition incited Americans to bend or break the law by
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Behr
ISBN: 1559703563 9781559703567 1559703946 9781559703949
OCLC Number: 34958691
Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Edward Behr.

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On the stroke of midnight on January 16, 1920, America went dry. For the next thirteen years the 18th Amendment to the Constitution would specifically deny every citizen the right to buy or sell alcoholic drink. Those thirteen years were to change America forever: instead of regulating social behavior and eliminating the scourge of "the Devil's brew," Prohibition incited Americans to bend or break the law by virtually any means possible. In these pages, Edward Behr traces the rise of the Temperance movement from Colonial times onward. Indeed, pioneer America was a free-wheeling, hard-drinking country. Whiskey was so plentiful it was often used for legal - and illegal - tender. Throughout the latter half of the nineteenth century and into the early years of the twentieth, various crusading forces, some well-meaning, some hypocritical, were increasingly demanding an end to intemperance and the abolition of all alcoholic beverages. Between 1920 and 1933, they succeeded.

Here is the full, rollicking story of those thirteen years, taking us back to the Jazz Age and its flappers, to the "beautiful and the damned" who drank their lives away in speakeasies; to the Saint Valentine's Day massacre, and to the bootleggers, rumrunners, and high-living gangsters who flagrantly and defiantly flouted the law; to a lady from a Kansas City knitting circle who single-handedly axed a saloon to splinters; to teetotaler Henry Ford's Detroit, where Ford had homes searched to make sure his workers were dry. And, for the first time, Prohibition reveals the full story of George Remus, lawyer turned kingpin of the bootleggers, whose influence reached into the highest echelons of government.

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