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The Prohibition Hangover

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Society is constantly evolving, and so are our drinking habits. "The Prohibition Hangover" examines the modern American temperament toward drink amid the $189-billion- dollar-a-year industry that defines itself by the production, distribution, marketing, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Based on primary research, including hundreds of interviews with those on all si ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published August 5th 2009 by Rutgers University Press
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Martin Doudoroff
Dec 26, 2009 Martin Doudoroff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting book that I highly recommend to my fellow cocktailians and my bartender friends. What we have here is a three-pronged overview that covers the histories, respectively, of beer, wine and spirits in America as both industries and “civil problems.” The time span covered is from Prohibition (with some discussion of the Temperance movement that preceded Prohibition) to the present, right up to current developments in Constitutional law. Religious entities and advocacy groups su ...more
Nov 17, 2009 Camper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If one was to judge The Prohibition Hangover by its cover, it would be an awful book. There is a blue drink garnished with both a nuclear maraschino cherry in the bottom of cocktail glass and a lime wedge balanced on the rim, right front and center. It really looks terrible. Or perhaps the cover is a subtle work of genius in that the drink, like Prohibition, is designed to leave a bad taste in one's mouth.

The thesis of the book is that Prohibition, w
Kent Fields
Oct 23, 2010 Kent Fields rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book on the history of alcohol in America and the attitudes of the population on it. Also a good overview and history of the industry as it exists in America. Explains some of the processes and reasons behind taxes, laws, and distribution processes. A very good read.
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