Prohibition: The 13 Years That Changed America

Prohibition: The 13 Years That Changed America

by EdwardBehr (Author)


Exploring the USA's 13 years of Prohibition from political, historical and cultural perspectives, this book discusses not only gangsters, speakeasies and two-tone shoes, but also other, more unusual stereotypes. Accounts by the Chicago-based criminal-lawyer-turned-bootlegger, George Remus, and Mabel Willebrandt of the Justice Department, who was determined to break Remus's power, are a significant part of the book. The author, a veteran journalist and war correspondent, also conducted interviews with people who were an intrinsic part of the Prohibition era.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Publisher: BBC Books
Published: 29 May 1997

ISBN 10: 0563387343
ISBN 13: 9780563387343
Book Overview: Linked to a three-part BBC2 television series in 1997.