- Paperback: 466 pages
- Publisher: Diane Pub Co (April 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 075675321X
- ISBN-13: 978-0756753214
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,842,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Drink: A Social History of America Paperback – April 1, 2003
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There are other books on the topic that are more approachable and less snobby, get one of those unless you are a wine snob and want to have your opinions confirmed by a foreigner.
I especially enjoyed the chapter entitled "Social Controls," which covers Prohibition and other attempts at prohibiting or regulating the liquid vice. Do not be fooled--prohibition is alive and well on university campuses throughout America. The 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age is a legacy of Prohibition and Victorian notions of youthful purity and vulnerability. The organizations and specific policies may change, but Americans' attitudes toward alcohol remain dangerously mired in ignorance. The Women's Christian Temperance Union has merely been replaced by MADD.
A very enjoyable book filled with interesting vignettes (though a bit repetitive in parts), Drink should be read with a fine beverage in hand, toasting blue noses and busybodies everywhere.