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"This is history served the way one likes it, with scholarly authority and literary grace. Last Call is a fascinating portrait of an era and a very entertaining tale."

--Tracy Kidder “Last Call is--I can't help it--a high, an upper, a delicious cocktail of a book, served with a twist or two and plenty of punch.”

—Evan Thomas, Newsweek “A triumph. Okrent brilliantly captures the one glaring 'whoops!' in our Constitutional history. This entertaining portrait should stimulate fresh thought on the capacity and purpose of free government.”

--Taylor Branch “This is a marvelous and lively social history, one that manages to be both scholarly and exciting. Okrent takes us through a period of American history unlike any other. Fair-minded, insightful, and amused, he has a command of the material that makes the journey rewarding at every sober step of the way. I loved this book.”

--Lawrence Wright, author, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 “Daniel Okrent's Last Call is filled with delightful details, colorful characters, and fascinating social insights. And what a great tale! Prohibition may not have been a lot of fun, but this book sure is.”

—Walter Isaacson “Daniel Okrent's Last Call fills a gaping void in American popular history that has been waiting for years to be filled, by providing a clear, sweeping, detailed and immensely readable account of Prohibition. His book is full of lively stories, incredible characters and fascinating research. It is, at once, great fun to read and solid history, a rare combination." –[trimmed quote still needsapproval]

—Michael Korda, author of Ulysses S. Grant, Ike, and With Wings Like Eagles

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wowser, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by wowser)
Good history read. Lobbying for extremist ideas continues in this country.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743277044
Author:
Okrent, Daniel
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Prohibition; bootleg; alcohol; liquor; drinking; 1920s; Pulitzer Prize finalist; twentieth century; Susan B. Anthony; Billy Sunday; William Jennings Bryan; Sam Bronfman; Pierre Du Pont; H.L. Mencken; Meyer Lansky; Clarence Darrow; Joseph P. Kennedy; whisk
Subject:
Prohibition; bootleg; alcohol; liquor; drinking; 1920s; Pulitzer Prize finalist; twentieth century; Susan B. Anthony; Billy Sunday; William Jennings Bryan; Sam Bronfman; Pierre Du Pont; H.L. Mencken; Meyer Lansky; Clarence Darrow; Joseph P. Kennedy; whisk
Subject:
Prohibition; bootleg; alcohol; liquor; drinking; 1920s; Pulitzer Prize finalist; twentieth century; Susan B. Anthony; Billy Sunday; William Jennings Bryan; Sam Bronfman; Pierre Du Pont; H.L. Mencken; Meyer Lansky; Clarence Darrow; Joseph P. Kennedy; whisk
Subject:
Prohibition; bootleg; alcohol; liquor; drinking; 1920s; Pulitzer Prize finalist; twentieth century; Susan B. Anthony; Billy Sunday; William Jennings Bryan; Sam Bronfman; Pierre Du Pont; H.L. Mencken; Meyer Lansky; Clarence Darrow; Joseph P. Kennedy; whisk
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 16 pp photo inserts
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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