Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City
In 1919, the United States made its boldest attempt at social reform: Prohibition. This "noble experiment" was aggressively promoted, and spectacularly unsuccessful, in New York City. In the first major work on Prohibition in a quarter century, and the only full history of Prohibition in the era's most vibrant city, Lerner describes a battle between competing visions of the United States that encompassed much more than the freedom to drink.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nancyhart - LibraryThing
Lerner's book is extremely well-researched and paints a vivid picture of "nightclub New York", early 20th century politics and society,and Americans' desire for freedom from excess government. The ... Read full review
DRY MANHATTAN: Prohibition in New York CityUser Review - Kirkus
Drys vs. wets in Jazz-Age Gotham. Guess who wins.The clear, focused text provides ample evidence of this first-time author's wide research and deep familiarity with the relevant sources. Lerner (Assoc ... Read full review