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Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America

Behr, Edward

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ISBN 10: 1559703563 / ISBN 13: 9781559703567
Published by Arcade Publishing, New York, 1996
Condition: very good, very good
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262, illus., notes, bibliography, index, paperclip impression in top margin pp. 257-262, pencil name inside front flyleaf. This book is the companion to the A&E miniseries. Bookseller Inventory # 45038

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Title: Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed ...

Publisher: Arcade Publishing, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: 1st North Amer Edition. First Printing.

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The basis of a forthcoming television series on the Arts and Entertainment cable network, an illustrated survey of the age of Prohibition covers the ill-fated Eighteenth Amendment, the St. Valentine's Day massacre, the speakeasies, the gangsters, and the bootleggers. Tour.

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The Roaring Twenties is one of our most romanticized eras. We tend to look back on the days of Prohibition as a golden time of freewheeling gangsters and gun-wielding G-men, all of whom really knew how to live. Edward Behr's thorough and comprehensive history of that time labors under no such misconceptions. Prohibition, as Behr so expertly illustrates, was a period of rampant corruption maintained by vicious violence and widespread dishonesty. The central character in Behr's story is bootlegger George Remus, who once recounted to the Senate how he was able to sell massive amounts of whiskey as medicine after purchasing a license from United States Attorney General Harry Daugherty. No reader of Prohibition will ever look back on the 1920s with quite the same naive pleasure.

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