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e-Book Spirits Of America: A Social History Of Alcohol download

e-Book Spirits Of America: A Social History Of Alcohol download

by Eric Burns

ISBN: 1592132146
ISBN13: 978-1592132140
Language: English
Publisher: Temple University Press; 1 edition (September 5, 2003)
Pages: 376
Category: Beverages and Wine
Subategory: Cooking and Drinks

ePub size: 1429 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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The spirit of america described the important facts about the social history of alcohol in america and it does it with a lot of humur. If yuo are interested in broadning your knoledge it is wonderful.

The spirit of america described the important facts about the social history of alcohol in america and it does it with a lot of humur. But if you are intersted in a thorough history that will help schoallars and atudent of the field, you should read Drinking in America by Mark E. Lender and James K. Martin which is written in a more formal fashion (but also easy to read). 4 people found this helpful.

In The Spirits of America, Burns relates that drinking was "the first national pastime," and shows .

In The Spirits of America, Burns relates that drinking was "the first national pastime," and shows how it shaped American politics and culture from the earliest colonial days. He details the transformation of alcohol from virtue to vice and back again, how it was thought of as both scourge and medicine. In The Spirits of America, Burns relates that drinking was "the first national pastime," and shows how it shaped American politics and culture from the earliest colonial days.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-326) and index

Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-326) and index. The spirits of the world - The first national pastime - The general and the doctor - The father of Prohibition and other kinfolk - The crusaders and their crusades - The importance of being Frank - Hatchetation - The wheeler-dealer and his men - The blues and how they played - Executive. Softness - The hummingbird beats the odds - Strange bedfellows.

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The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol was named one of the one of the best academic press books of 2003 by the American Library Association. The Smoke of the Gods: A Social History of Tobacco won the same award in 2007. 1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar" was named by Kirkus one of the best non-fiction books of 2015. In March, 2015, C-SPAN devoted three hours to a program called "In-Depth With Eric Burns," an interview about his entire literary life.

This book has a perfect balance between in depth reaserch and entertainment. I found the book very enteraining, especially the passages about the founding fathers and the way they used to drink.

The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol chronicles the fascinating role of alcoholic beverages in American life and . Eric Burns of Fox New has authored a fast moving book that captivates and holds attention

The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol chronicles the fascinating role of alcoholic beverages in American life and culture. It does so from the earliest Colonial period. Learn about colorful characters ranging from the well-known hatchet-wielding Carry Nation to the little known but quirky Moe Smith. Eric Burns of Fox New has authored a fast moving book that captivates and holds attention. Mr. Burns writes even better than he speaks.

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The Spirits of America" covers alcohol use in the United States from roughly colonial times to the end of prohibition . The spirit of america described the important facts about the social history of alcohol in america and it does it with a lot of humur.

The Spirits of America" covers alcohol use in the United States from roughly colonial times to the end of prohibition, with some coverage of latter developments, such as Mothers against drunk driving. I enjoyed Burn's writing style. I was surprised at how much drinking people in colonial times did, and how early in life they began.

A history of alcohol consumption in America demonstrates how it shaped American politics and culture from colonial times, discussing such topics as the transformation of attitudes regarding alcohol, its medical uses, its related movements and laws, and its impact on economics and geography. (History)
Comments:
Fiarynara
This book has a perfect balance between in depth reaserch and entertainment. It is like Barbara Holland's "Joy of Drinking" with more in depth research. Burns does an excellent job of illustrating the joys of American spirits throughout our country's history. I found the book very enteraining, especially the passages about the founding fathers and the way they used to drink. It was very helpful with the research I was doing as well. If anyone has an interest in the subject or is curious about the roll alcohol played in our country (its a lot larger than you'd guess), then they should defineitley chose this book over the others.

OTANO
Great book, very dense read, but very interesting nonetheless. I read this book with a piece of paper and pen because there are so many good quotes and stories to remember.

Dorizius
Interesting book for one of my classes!

Sharpbringer
book assigned for college class

Mananara
As advertised.

Gogal
The spirit of america described the important facts about the social history of alcohol in america and it does it with a lot of humur. If yuo are interested in broadning your knoledge it is wonderful. But if you are intersted in a thorough history that will help schoallars and atudent of the field, you should read Drinking in America by Mark E. Lender and James K. Martin which is written in a more formal fashion (but also easy to read).

LeXXXuS
Small and easy to read. DIdn't occupy too much space on my laptop. Easy to find chapters digitally. Good price too.

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