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Prohibition free pdf On 16th January 1920, at the stroke of midnight, America went dry. For the next 13 years, no US citizen had the right to buy or sell alcoholic drink. Prohibition was to change America forever. However, instead of eliminating the source of the "devil's brew", this period of supposed abstinence was to incite Americans to bend or break the law by every possible means: formerly law-abiding citizens now frequented speak-easies and brewed illicit alcohol in their baths- fishermen found rum-running far more lucrative than fishing- and illegal distilleries sprang up across the country. Far from eliminating alcohol from America, the laws of prohibition encouraged more drinking (albeit illegally) than ever before. This text details the 13 years.

About Edward Behr

Edward Behr is a veteran journalist and war correspondent turned author and broadcaster. His many books include studies of the Algerian War, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, a best-selling biography of the 'Last Emperor', Pu Yi ( which was awarded the Gutenberg Prize in 1988 and was the companion book to Bertolucci's Oscar-winning film), and another, published in Penguin, on the late Emperor Hirohito. Behr's autobiography and humorous reflections on the nature of journalism, Anyone Here Been Raped and Speaks English?, also published in Penguin, is regarded as a modern classic, and his novel, Getting Even, has been translated into ten languages. His numerous television documentaries include Red Dynasty, a three- part series for BBC2 which documented Chinese communism and the events leading to the massacre at Tiananmen Square- The Rise and Fall of Ceausescu, a BBC-PBS co-production which was nominated for an Emmy in 1992- and a prize-winning documentary on India for French television. He has also written film scripts and published books on the musicals Les Miserables and the making of Miss Saigon. When not travelling, Edward Behr lives in Paris and in Ramatuelle with his wife and two cats.

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Author : Edward Behr
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Data Published : 28 May 1998
ISBN : 0140272550
EAN : 9780140272550
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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