Prohibition, the era of excess by Andrew Sinclair

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Prohibition -- United States,
  • United States -- Social conditions.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

Book details

Statementwith a pref. by Richard Hofstadter.
SeriesAtlantic Monthly Press book
The Physical Object
Pagination480 p. illus., maps. ;
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21870618M

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