Gin: The Much-lamented Death of Madam Geneva

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Justin, Charles & Co., 2003 - Social Science - 354 pages
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This book follows gin's introduction, its rise in popularity, the prohibition and the bootleg underground, straight on through to regulation and the big businesses that still dominate the industry today. 20 illustrations.
 

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This fascinating work of social history explores the infamous gin craze of the 18th century, immortalised in such sayings as "drunk for a penny, dead drunk for tuppence" and in Hogarth's famous sketch ... Read full review

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User Review  - tnilsson - LibraryThing

While I expected a general overview of gin, how it was invented, how it was/is made, its various styles, and its history, that is not what this book provides. It actually provides a social history of ... Read full review

Contents

First chapter
5
Notes
306
Bibliography
324
Index
335
Back jacket
355
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Dillon was born in London and has always been interested in its history.

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