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Last Call - The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Daniel Okrent

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Genres:

History

Description:

America's obsession with its own history has resulted in innumerable bestsellers. Like baseball and the Civil War, Prohibition is one of the grand American topics, and now it is the subject of Daniel Okrent's masterful, prize-worthy tour de force. Last Call is a narrative history of one of the most puzzling and most exciting eras in American history, the years 1920 to 1933, when the Constitution was amended to restrict human social behavior. Beginning with the liquor-soaked country that the U.S. was in the nineteenth century, Last Call explains three things: How Prohibition happened, what life under Prohibition was like, and what it did to the country. Last Call, peopled with vivid characters of an astonishing variety (Susan B. Anthony and Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan and Sam Bronfman, Pierre du Pont and H.L. Mencken, Meyer Lansky and Clarence Darrow) and jammed with stories from nearly all parts of the country, reveals this strange chapter in our history as never before.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Poe

Length:

17h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

25:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

18:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

28:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

33:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

20:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

26:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

21:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

26:41


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

28:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

24:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

24:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:54


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:03