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Daniel Okrent, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

At, we try to point readers in the direction of products worth their money. We have been remiss in not adding a post encouraging readers to acquire Daniel Okrent’s Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010).

It is not as if we only just saw this book. Oh no. We had Last Call in hand hot off the presses, and reviewed it at length in the January 31, 2011 issue of the Weekly Standard magazine. (Read it here, if you’re a subscriber.)

Put simply, after our Weekly Standard review ran, we simply forgot to add an entry to

So let it be said here and now—this is a good book, one that both those with little or much knowledge of Prohibition will enjoy. It carries many fine illustrations, and it moves along pretty quickly.

The book’s lone down-size is its heft—it is 400 pages, and it probably could have benefited from a bit of editorial trimming.

That said, take our it word—it is worth your time and would make a fine gift. New and used copies can be had here.



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