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Last Call

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Daniel Okrent

A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the US Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages.From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the shores of the New World in...
Publish Date
2011-05-31T00:00:00.000Z
2011-05-31T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 2010
Goodreads rating
3.88
ISBN
9780743277044
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
2022-04-07T00:31:56.000Z
Excellent book on the current thing circa 100 years ago: @okrent      source
2022-06-28T20:09:01.000Z
Strongly recommend this book, it covers the complicated politics and tradeoffs that were in play. A huge driver of re-legalization was the perception that it would create a tax revenue windfall.      source