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Silver Bullet: The Martini in American Civilization (Contributions in American Studies : No. 52) First Edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0313222252
ISBN-10: 0313222258
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Product Details

  • Series: Contributions in American Studies : No. 52
  • Hardcover: 167 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group; First Edition edition (February 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313222258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313222252
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,220,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book, by an accomplished American scholar, turns an erudite examination of the "Silver Bullet" into a penetrating and entertaining social history of 20th century urban America. It's great fun and a unique celebration of American culture at its most charming.
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Exploring books, newspapers, magazines, cartoons, are tenders manuals, distillery brochures, and other documents of popular culture, Edmunds traces our traction to the martini back to the drinks obscure origins in the 19th century. he finds three central ambiguities in the martinis image, which express some of the contradictions in American life. It is civilized, a social drink, yet uncivilized, the drink of the individualistic loner, the martinis nick mean, the silver bullet, suggests a parallel with the Lone Ranger. It is a classic, susceptible of perfection, you get individual, capable of numerous variations.
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