the rise and fall of Prohibition
The struggle. Thunderous drums and Protestant nuns ; The rising of liquid bread ; The most remarkable movement ; "Open fire on the enemy" ; Triumphant failure ; Dry-drys, wet-drys, and hyphens ; From Magna Carta to Volstead
The flood. Starting line ; A fabulous sweepstakes ; Leaks in the dotted line ; The Great Whiskey Way ; Blessed be the fruit of the vine ; The alcohol that got away ; The way we drank
The war of the wet and the dry. Open wounds ; "Escaped on payment of money" ; Crime pays ; The phony referendum
The beginning of the end, the end, and after. Outrageous excess ; The hummingbird that went to Mars ; Afterlives, and the missing man
A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America's most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America's favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. --
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