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Daniel Okrent was the first public editor of the New York Times, editor at large at Time Inc., and managing editor of Life magazine. He is the author of six books, including Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center and Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.

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I started reading this when I was laid low with major allergies, and I don't know if it was the swollen-itchy-red-leaky-crusty eyes or if it was the writing but I just couldn't get through this book.
 
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blueskygreentrees | 45 andre anmeldelser | Jul 30, 2023 |
I figured that there would be some politics associated with Prohibition, But I never imagined that would be so MUCH political gaming surrounding Prohibition. I was surprised to learn about so many "institutions" that came about due to the struggle to obtain alcohol and the exemptions in the amendment. The proliferation of means to work the loopholes in the amendment were fascinating - who knew that people could drink so much ecclesiastical wine - as just one example. Then of course there were the bootleggers and the very porous border between the U.S. and Canada. Fortunes were made because of Prohibition, but the parties never truly stopped - they just moved.… (mere)
 
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Kimberlyhi | 45 andre anmeldelser | Apr 15, 2023 |
Fantastically detailed book about the entangled eugenics and anti immigration movements in the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
 
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steve02476 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2023 |
A thorough and disturbing account of late nineteenth and early twentieth century thinking of politicians and privileged few and how they exerted their will and control over the immigration process. Used in researching my Italian roots
 
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