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The social history of bourbon

Author: Gerald Carson
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
The distinctive beverage of the Western world, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious gift to the world of spirits. Although the story of American whiskey is recorded in countless lively pages of our nation's history, the place of bourbon in the American cultural record has long awaited detailed and objective presentation. Not a recipe book or a barman's guide, but a fascinating and informative contribution to Americana,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carson, Gerald, 1899-1989.
Social history of bourbon.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Carson
ISBN: 9780813126586 0813126584 9780813140001 0813140005
OCLC Number: 697175279
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Gerald Carson.


Gerald Carson explores the impact of the liquor's presence during America's early development, as well as bourbon's role in some of the more dramatic events in American history, including the Whiskey  Read more...


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