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Last Call

Author : Daniel Okrent
ISBN : 1439171696
Genre : History
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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. From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the shores of the New World in 1630 carried more beer than water. By the 1820s, liquor flowed so plentifully it was cheaper than tea. That Americans would ever agree to relinquish their booze was as improbable as it was astonishing. Yet we did, and Last Call is Daniel Okrent’s dazzling explanation of why we did it, what life under Prohibition was like, and how such an unprecedented degree of government interference in the private lives of Americans changed the country forever. Writing with both wit and historical acuity, Okrent reveals how Prohibition marked a confluence of diverse forces: the growing political power of the women’s suffrage movement, which allied itself with the antiliquor campaign; the fear of small-town, native-stock Protestants that they were losing control of their country to the immigrants of the large cities; the anti-German sentiment stoked by World War I; and a variety of other unlikely factors, ranging from the rise of the automobile to the advent of the income tax. Through it all, Americans kept drinking, going to remarkably creative lengths to smuggle, sell, conceal, and convivially (and sometimes fatally) imbibe their favorite intoxicants. Last Call is peopled with vivid characters of an astonishing variety: Susan B. Anthony and Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan and bootlegger Sam Bronfman, Pierre S. du Pont and H. L. Mencken, Meyer Lansky and the incredible—if long-forgotten—federal official Mabel Walker Willebrandt, who throughout the twenties was the most powerful woman in the country. (Perhaps most surprising of all is Okrent’s account of Joseph P. Kennedy’s legendary, and long-misunderstood, role in the liquor business.) It’s a book rich with stories from nearly all parts of the country. Okrent’s narrative runs through smoky Manhattan speakeasies, where relations between the sexes were changed forever; California vineyards busily producing “sacramental” wine; New England fishing communities that gave up fishing for the more lucrative rum-running business; and in Washington, the halls of Congress itself, where politicians who had voted for Prohibition drank openly and without apology. Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition ever written and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.

Last Call

Author : Brad Thomas Parsons
ISBN : 9780399582776
Genre : Cooking
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From the James Beard Award-winning author of Bitters and Amaro comes this poignant, funny, and often elegiac exploration of the question, What is the last thing you'd want to drink before you die?, with bartender profiles, portraits, and cocktail recipes. JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST • WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD® • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE Everyone knows the parlor game question asked of every chef and food personality in countless interviews: What is the last meal you'd want to eat before you die? But what does it look like when you pose the question to bartenders? In Last Call, James Beard Award-winning author Brad Thomas Parsons gathers the intriguing responses from a diverse range of bartenders around the country, including Guido Martelli at the Palizzi Social Club in Philadelphia (he chooses an extra-dry Martini), Joseph Stinchcomb at Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi (he picks the Last Word, a pre-Prohibition-era cocktail that's now a cult favorite), and Natasha David at Nitecap in New York City (she would be sipping an extra-salty Margarita). The resulting interviews and essays reveal a personal portrait of some of the country's top bartenders and their favorite drinks, while over 40 cocktail recipes and stunning photography make this a keepsake for barflies and cocktail enthusiasts of all stripes. Praise for Last Call “[Parsons] captures the people and places through stunning photographs and prose. Like a perfectly balanced cocktail, it is equal parts cocktail recipes, travelogue and mixtape.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Measure equal parts travelogue, tell-all, discography, and cocktail companion—in service of an obituary of all patrons—and you have Last Call; Brad Thomas Parsons’s best book yet. Through soulful photos and gritty interviews, he and photographer Ed Anderson capture the rawness, vulnerability, and ecstasy of the metamorphosis between the end of a guest’s night and the beginning of a bartender’s.”—Jim Meehan, author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual and The PDT Cocktail Book “This book is a delight. Last Call shows us the sense of community evoked by bartenders across the country, whose wisdom and tenderness are captured here both in words and beautiful photographs. It made me—an erstwhile bartender and faithful customer—happy to remember that we all have nights when we unexpectedly hear the words ‘last call,’ and that noble and fascinating bartenders are out there waiting to share it with us.”—Alan Cumming

The Sage Encyclopedia Of Alcohol

Author : Scott C. Martin
ISBN : 9781483331089
Genre : Reference
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Alcohol consumption goes to the very roots of nearly all human societies. Different countries and regions have become associated with different sorts of alcohol, for instance, the “beer culture” of Germany, the “wine culture” of France, Japan and saki, Russia and vodka, the Caribbean and rum, or the “moonshine culture” of Appalachia. Wine is used in religious rituals, and toasts are used to seal business deals or to celebrate marriages and state dinners. However, our relation with alcohol is one of love/hate. We also regulate it and tax it, we pass laws about when and where it’s appropriate, we crack down severely on drunk driving, and the United States and other countries tried the failed “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition. While there are many encyclopedias on alcohol, nearly all approach it as a substance of abuse, taking a clinical, medical perspective (alcohol, alcoholism, and treatment). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol examines the history of alcohol worldwide and goes beyond the historical lens to examine alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, as well—both for good and for ill—from the earliest days of humankind.

Last Call

Author : Sarah Gorham
ISBN : 0964115182
Genre : Poetry
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Groundbreaking anthology of poetry on substance abuse and recovery.

The Locksley Nightclub Bar And Restaurant Security Handbook

Author : Robert A. McManus
ISBN : 0964720906
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Nightclub, Bar and Restaurant Security Handbook is the most comprehensive publication of its kind. This book is a must for anyone who owns or operates a nightclub, bar, restaurant, hotel, casino, or any venue where alcohol is served.

Alcohol

Author : Mark Holmes
ISBN : 9781662475405
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In my mind, there was nothing stronger than me. However, that strength became my weakness; and what gave that weakness such strength was the combination of selfishness, denial, self-pity, and stupidity. This is a suicidal combination that many have fallen victim. For most people, attempting suicide occurs over an event or when some ongoing situation in their life becomes uncontrollable. But if that person were to be asked if he or she could stop the source of what would be an irreversible act, would they? One can safely assume that their answer would be yes; after all, anyone "in their right mind" wants to live. But for a person to choose death over life, for some selfish reason, can only be defined as a person "not in their right mind." I had to make a choice in my life, which was to either continue my lifestyle of marijuana and alcoholism, "till death do we part," or quit; walk away and live free and alive. I made that choice time after time, and like the saying goes, "If you do the same thing, you'll get the same results." In my life, the love for alcohol and marijuana was as strong as the love a mother has for her child, and I was willing to die before I quit. This is my story about my choices and all the craziness that went on in between that lead to my ultimate decision.

Jamie Budlow Book Four

Author : Paul Quintanilla
ISBN : 9781365263804
Genre : Fiction
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Book Four of the adventures of Jamie Budlow, a freshman in college exploring the larger world for the first time, takes us to Christmas time on campus. It is 1967. War protests, much drink, love and new friends, as well as academic studies, occupy Jamie's time and life. This is a coming of age tale.

The War On Alcohol Prohibition And The Rise Of The American State

Author : Lisa McGirr
ISBN : 9780393248791
Genre : History
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“[This] fine history of Prohibition . . . could have a major impact on how we read American political history.”—James A. Morone, New York Times Book Review Prohibition has long been portrayed as a “noble experiment” that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this cherished myth to reveal a much more significant history. Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the federal government, the genesis of our contemporary penal state. Her deeply researched, eye-opening account uncovers patterns of enforcement still familiar today: the war on alcohol was waged disproportionately in African American, immigrant, and poor white communities. Alongside Jim Crow and other discriminatory laws, Prohibition brought coercion into everyday life and even into private homes. Its targets coalesced into an electoral base of urban, working-class voters that propelled FDR to the White House. This outstanding history also reveals a new genome for the activist American state, one that shows the DNA of the right as well as the left. It was Herbert Hoover who built the extensive penal apparatus used by the federal government to combat the crime spawned by Prohibition. The subsequent federal wars on crime, on drugs, and on terror all display the inheritances of the war on alcohol. McGirr shows the powerful American state to be a bipartisan creation, a legacy not only of the New Deal and the Great Society but also of Prohibition and its progeny. The War on Alcohol is history at its best—original, authoritative, and illuminating of our past and its continuing presence today.

Smashing The Liquor Machine

Author : Mark Lawrence Schrad
ISBN : 9780190841577
Genre : History
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When most people think of the prohibition era, they think of speakeasies, gin runners, and backwoods fundamentalists railing about the ills of strong drink. In other words, in the popular imagination, it is a peculiarly American event.Yet, as Mark Lawrence Schrad shows in Smashing the Liquor Machine, the conventional scholarship on prohibition is extremely misleading for a simple reason: American prohibition was just one piece of a global wave of prohibition laws that occurred around the same time. Schrad's counterintuitiveglobal history of prohibition looks at the anti-alcohol movement around the globe through the experiences of pro-temperance leaders like Thomas Masaryk, founder of Czechoslovakia, Vladimir Lenin, Leo Tolstoy, and anti-colonial activists in India. Schrad argues that temperance wasn't "Americanexceptionalism" at all, but rather one of the most broad-based and successful transnational social movements of the modern era. In fact, Schrad offers a fundamental re-appraisal of this colorful era to reveal that temperance forces frequently aligned with progressivism, social justice, liberalself-determination, democratic socialism, labor rights, women's rights, and indigenous rights. By placing the temperance movement in a deep global context, he forces us to fundamentally rethink all that we think we know about the movement. Rather than a motley collection of puritanical Americanevangelicals, the global temperance movement advocated communal self-protection against the corrupt and predatory "liquor machine" that had become exceedingly rich off the misery and addictions of the poor around the world, from the slums of South Asia to central Europe to the Indian reservations ofthe American west.Unlike many traditional "dry" histories, Smashing the Liquor Machine gives voice to minority and subaltern figures who resisted the global liquor industry, and further highlights that the impulses that led to the temperance movement were far more progressive and variegated than American readers havebeen led to believe.

Interpreting The Prohibition Era At Museums And Historic Sites

Author : Jason S. Lantzer
ISBN : 9780759124332
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Interpreting the Prohibition Era at Museums and Historic Sites chronicles the rise and fall of one of the greatest attempted reforms in American History. Why were Americans so worried about alcohol? Why did they seek to ban an entire industry? How did those involved in the trade react? How did repeal come about? How should we remember the "noble crusade"? Such questions are important, both for historians and museums who seek to interpret the Prohibition Era, as well as for the general public who wants to know more about the Roaring Twenties and how it continues to shape the United States today. This captivating guide will help interpreters explain the history of prohibition, its repeal, and its legacies. Case studies cover: · Breweries · Reformers · Women · Saloons, both before and after Prohibition · Gamblers and gumshoes This guide will help museum and history professionals make sense of a complex story, relate the history and legacy of political pressure groups, and help learners think about the era in new ways.

Circling Around Our Times Our Culture

Author : Arlene Corwin
ISBN : 9781469154244
Genre : Poetry
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These are critical times some would say self-caused and reaping, times. Rickety, dangerous - but on the other hand, a world loaded with gifts and potential. Its a fight between the goodies and the baddies, the flux within all of us. Circling Round Our Times, Our Culture addresses the whole with a sharp eye. It makes you sting, cry, go Oh yeah, I knew that! It makes you question yourself. After all, You are our times and culture! I dont see anything you dont see. Im just here to prick you in form and rhythm. says Ms. Corwin.

Diabetes Carb Counting For Dummies

Author : Sherri Shafer
ISBN : 9781119315643
Genre : Cooking
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Count your carbs — and count on managing your diabetes Living with diabetes doesn't have to mean giving up all of your favorite foods. Carbs from healthy foods boost nutrition and supply essential fuel for your brain and body. Counting carbs is integral to managing diabetes because your carb choices, portion sizes, and meal timing directly impact blood glucose levels. Diabetes & Carb Counting For Dummies provides essential information on how to strike a balance between carb intake, exercise, and diabetes medications while making healthy food choices. — Covering the latest information on why carb counting is important for Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, this book provides the tools you need to best manage your diet and your diabetes. Nearly one in 11 people in the United States have diabetes and one out of every 3 adults have prediabetes (blood glucose levels above normal ranges). Diabetes rates are skyrocketing worldwide. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed — or is teetering on the edge of diagnosis — you'll find all the safe, trusted guidance you need to better manage your health through improving your nutrition and managing your carb intake. Discover how what you eat affects diabetes Explore the importance of carbs in nutrition and health Get the facts when it comes to fiber, fats, sweeteners, and alcohol. Decipher food labels and discover how to count carbs in bulk, fresh, and restaurant foods Manage your diabetes and reduce other diet-related health risks Improve blood glucose levels Sample meal plans in controlled carb count ranges Food composition lists for counting carbs and identifying best bet proteins and fats If you're one of the millions of people with diabetes or prediabetes in search of an accessible resource to help you portion and count carbs to better manage this disease, this is the go-to guide you'll turn to again and again because when it comes to diabetes — carbohydrates count.

Drugs And Thugs

Author : Russell Crandall
ISBN : 9780300240344
Genre : Law
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A sweeping and highly readable work on the evolution of America's domestic and global drug war How can the United States chart a path forward in the war on drugs? In Drugs and Thugs, Russell Crandall uncovers the full history of this war that has lasted more than a century. As a scholar and a high-level national security advisor to both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, he provides an essential view of the economic, political, and human impacts of U.S. drug policies. Backed by extensive research, lucid and unbiased analysis of policy, and his own personal experiences, Crandall takes readers from Afghanistan to Colombia, to Peru and Mexico, to Miami International Airport and the border crossing between El Paso and Juarez to trace the complex social networks that make up the drug trade and drug consumption. Through historically driven stories, Crandall reveals how the war on drugs has evolved to address mass incarceration, the opioid epidemic, the legalization and medical use of marijuana, and America's shifting foreign policy.

Addictions Of The Soul

Author : Miguel Bizarre
ISBN : 9781426967016
Genre : Poetry
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ADDICTIONS OF THE SOUL is the second book of a three set collection. The first being THE INTIMATE HORRORS OF RELATIONSHIPS which explored the pain of Love. ADDICTIONS is about how Love is the worst addiction and what the author has seen through his own eyes and eyes of friends who try to replace Love with other things including suicide. It's a very dark collection with a few happy poems in it that will amaze and make you think. This collection is and will be worth anyone's time if they are open to see the darkness that resides inside due to that demon called Love...

Everyday Las Vegas

Author : Rex J. Rowley
ISBN : 9780874179064
Genre : Social Science
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Every year, more than thirty-five million people from all over the world visit Las Vegas; only two million call the city home. Everyday Las Vegas takes a close look at the lives of those who live in a place the rest of the world considers exotic, even decadent. Using broad research, including interviews with more than one hundred Las Vegans, Rex Rowley--who grew up in Las Vegas--examines everyday life in a place that markets itself as an escape from mundane reality. Rowley considers such topics as why people move to Las Vegas, the nature of their work and personal lives, the impact of growth and rapid change, and interaction with the overwhelmingly touristic side of the city. He also considers the benefits and perils of living in a nonstop twenty-four-hour city rich in entertainment options and easy access to gambling, drugs, and other addictions. His examination includes the previously unstudied role of neighborhood casinos patronized by locals rather than tourists and the impact that a very mobile population has on schools, churches, and community life. Rowley considers the very different ways people perceive a place as insiders or outsiders, a dichotomy that arises when tourism is a mainstay of the local economy. His work offers insights into what Las Vegas can teach us about other cities and American culture in general. It also contributes to our understanding of how people relate to places and how the personality of a place influences the lives of people who live there.

Glenview Prohibition Bootleggers Boondoggles

Author : Jill Ruschli Crane
ISBN : 9781467149280
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Prohibition Glenview made many people rich, some angry, some sad, and some dead. Today, Glenview is one of the safest places to live in Illinois, but during Prohibition, speakeasies, saloons, and "ice cream parlors" hijacked the small farming town. Good men and women, trying make a few bucks, opened scores of taprooms and lounges along Waukegan Road. Beloved institutions like Hackney's restaurants, Meier's Tavern, and Grandpa's Place were originally supplied by a bootlegging operation that was both local and friendly. Then the Chicago Outfit moved in. Author Jill Crane traces the path the resilient citizens of Glenview took in carving a thriving community out of the tumult of Prohibition.

A Man Of Many Dreams

Author : Anthony Cardelli
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In this memoir and collection of original verses, longtime barber, singer, and son of Trenton, New Jersey recalls a life filled with adventure, dreams, and love. Anthony Cardelli is a man of many dreams, and he shares them all in this book of poetry and memoirs written over four decades. He explores his passion for life; love for music; and memories of being a husband, father, grandfather and soldier. He also recalls growing up during the Great Depression with fellow Italians in the Chambersburg section of Trenton. He was already working at the age of six, and he opened up a barber shop before becoming a soldier in the US Army and serving in the Korean War. Through it all, his dreams and ambitions were filled with music-particularly that of Frank Sinatra. Throughout his life he became a popular area singer, drawing inspiration and energy from life's melodies. Join Cardelli as he recounts his most challenging times and triumphs in this deeply emotional and profound look at life.

Last Call

Author : Daniel Okrent
ISBN : 074327704X
Genre : History
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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 1630 carried more beer than water. By the 1820s, liquor flowed so plentifully it was cheaper than tea. That Americans would ever agree to relinquish their booze was as improbable as it was astonishing. Yet we did, and Last Call is Daniel Okrent’s dazzling explanation of why we did it, what life under Prohibition was like, and how such an unprecedented degree of government interference in the private lives of Americans changed the country forever. Writing with both wit and historical acuity, Okrent reveals how Prohibition marked a confluence of diverse forces: the growing political power of the women’s suffrage movement, which allied itself with the antiliquor campaign; the fear of small-town, native-stock Protestants that they were losing control of their country to the immigrants of the large cities; the anti-German sentiment stoked by World War I; and a variety of other unlikely factors, ranging from the rise of the automobile to the advent of the income tax. Through it all, Americans kept drinking, going to remarkably creative lengths to smuggle, sell, conceal, and convivially (and sometimes fatally) imbibe their favorite intoxicants. Last Call is peopled with vivid characters of an astonishing variety: Susan B. Anthony and Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan and bootlegger Sam Bronfman, Pierre S. du Pont and H. L. Mencken, Meyer Lansky and the incredible—if long-forgotten—federal official Mabel Walker Willebrandt, who throughout the twenties was the most powerful woman in the country. (Perhaps most surprising of all is Okrent’s account of Joseph P. Kennedy’s legendary, and long-misunderstood, role in the liquor business.) It’s a book rich with stories from nearly all parts of the country. Okrent’s narrative runs through smoky Manhattan speakeasies, where relations between the sexes were changed forever; California vineyards busily producing “sacramental” wine; New England fishing communities that gave up fishing for the more lucrative rum-running business; and in Washington, the halls of Congress itself, where politicians who had voted for Prohibition drank openly and without apology. Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition ever written and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.

Alcohol Health And Research World

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ISBN : UCR:31210005076243
Genre : Alcoholism
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Glass And Gavel

Author : Nancy Maveety
ISBN : 9781538111994
Genre : Political Science
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Noted legal expert Nancy Maveety has written the first book devoted to alcohol in the nation’s highest court, The US Supreme Court. She shows that what the justices do and say about alcohol provides important lessons about their times, our times, and our “constitutional cocktail” of limited government power and individual rights.

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