How Prohibition Turned American Writers Into Drinkers: From Susan Cheever’s ‘Drinking in America’


America’s history with alcohol is volatile, almost like a binge drinker’s. In one era, we can be among the drunkest countries in the world; in another, we have no problem banning the substance¬†almost entirely. The latter era, American Prohibition, is examined in the following¬†excerpt, which is drawn from Susan Cheever’s fascinating new study, Drinking in America: Our Secret History.
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