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A law with macro un-intended consequences.
on 19 August 2010
This is a gem of a book. Covering politics, social history, economics and many aspects of 'the American People' it not only provides a splendid read it is extremely entertaining. Some would argue that it's too detailed and too long but in order to get the Prohibition into the correct perspective I thought it essential to cover the period c.1910 to 1935 (prohibition lasted from 1920 - 1933). The author's research is meticulous, his style engaging and his 'balance' (between political, legal and even religious factions) amazing. Highly recommended.