Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America

Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America Review

When the Constitution declared on January 16, 1920, that Americans could no longer buy or sell alcoholic drink, it sparked the wildest, booziest years in our history. Everyone -- from lowly criminals to upstanding citizens -- saw in Prohibition an unparalleled license to get rich. Here is the full story of those thirteen years of temperance, telling how and why it all happened. It takes us back to the "beautiful and the damned", who drank their lives away in speakeasies; to the St. Valentine's Day massacre and the bootleggers and gangsters; to the head of a Kansas City sewing circle who single-handedly axed a saloon to splinters; to teetotaler Henry Ford's Detroit, where workers' homes were searched to make sure they were dry.

Title:Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America
Edition Language:English

Enjoy the book review !

    Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America Reviews

  • Arminius

    In America from 1920 to 1933 a grand experiment was tried on a divided issue of alcohol consumption. There was a huge push from groups like the Anti Saloon League and the Women’s Christian Temperanc...

  • Dale

    Usually when I can't think of much to say about a book I'll go with "it was well-written", faint praise at best as one would hope a book that managed to get published was at least not poorly written. ...

  • Fredrick Danysh

    The title is slightly misleading. Prohibition starts with an in depth look at the temperance movement in America and England it quickly evolves into the trials and tribulations of George Remus during ...

  • Ken Dowell

    An account of the 13 years that Prohibition was in effect in the U.S., 1920-1933. To me it is one of the most interesting periods in U.S. history. How did the roaring 20’s happen at the same time th...

  • Lee Hauser

    Flawed but enjoyableI greatly enjoyed this account of a critical period of American history which, I think, is seriously under-reported. This book is a little dry at times, but overall is very readabl...

  • David Meyer

    This book provided a decent look at what America was like during the prohibition era. A lot of focus was put on the politics involved with the formation and ending of the Volstead Act. Also of note wa...

  • Thomas Holbrook

    I have learned I enjoy reading history. My family record reveals some “investment” by various family members in the production of whiskey - before, during and after prohibition. Most of those fam...

  • Connie

    I learned some things and other things were reinforced concerning prohibition and the way the government works today. It was a little dry but informative and worth the time I took to read and think ab...

  • Chris F

    Good and very readable coverage of this interesting aspect of American history....

  • Kathy Brown

    This book is an accessible introduction to an influential era of American history. The book focuses on some of the more obvious causes for the rise of the dry movement---rural vs city, 'nativist' (iro...