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The social history of bourbon, an unhurried account of our star spangled American drink.

Author: Gerald Carson
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead [1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author explores the story of bourbon whiskey, originating in the year of the Declaration of Independence, continuing through the Whisky Rebellion, Prohibition, moonshiners, barroom photographs, and bourbon advertising.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carson, Gerald.
Social history of bourbon.
New York, Dodd, Mead [1963]
(OCoLC)576115097
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Carson
OCLC Number: 1299652
Description: 280 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Drinks and drinking in early America --
Watermelon armies and whiskey boys --
Bourbon's country cousin --
The first true bourbon --
A name with a melody all its own --
Kentucky --
The dark age of American drinking --
Whiskey in the Civil War --
Golden years of the bourbon aristocracy --
Drinking down the national debt --
Moonshine and honeysuckle --
The great whiskey steal --
The highwine trust --
Westward the jug of empire took its way --
A sofa with every case --
But --
what is whiskey? --
Whiskey fun and folklore --
The swinging door --
The zenith of man's pleasure --
Bourbon: from 1920 to the day before yesterday.

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The author explores the story of bourbon whiskey, originating in the year of the Declaration of Independence, continuing through the Whisky Rebellion, Prohibition, moonshiners, barroom photographs, and bourbon advertising.

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