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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

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  • Posted July 4, 2010

    Straight out of today's headlines

    This book seemed to me to start out a bit slow. Once I got past that, the reading became very interesting.
    I do not know if the author meant to do so, but I am seeing parallel after parallel in what the "Drys" were up to and what our current Far Right political types are up to. Pretty doggone amazing picture painted in this book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Fascinating book. Among the chief "lessons of history"

    Fascinating book. Among the chief "lessons of history" to be learned here are that cause-driven political activists are in the main repulsive and dangerous crackpots and self-interest driven politics can be comparatively innocent.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Enjoyable non-fiction

    Great book. It is an easy-to-read factual telling of an interesting time in American history. A quick read for historical non-fiction.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

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    Great Book

    From the first page I found this book interesting, well written and easy to read. The author adds just enough humor and irony to his writing to make it more interesting without ruining the topic or the book. Though Prohibition ended in the early 1930's, there are things in this book to learn for those of us living in the 21st century.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    interesting read

    Haven't quite finished this one, but have enjoyed the first half. I find this period of history/politics pretty fascinating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    My new favorite book

    I've struggled to enjoy non-fiction, bit this is my new favorite book. The colorful characters involved with prohibition combined with the brodad impact of prohibition on American history, and vice versa, honestly mad eme feel like this book helped me better understand my country. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, both to those that love non-fiction and those that don't.

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  • Posted January 7, 2012

    As entertaining as it is informative...

    I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in American history. If you liked the PBS series, you'll marvel at how much was left out. Well researched, and written with zest and not a little humor. Bravo!

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