Drinking in America: our secret history
In DRINKING IN AMERICA, best-selling author and historian Susan Cheever chronicles the many stages to our national love affair with booze, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has permeated and affected our nation's history from the drunkenness of George Washington to the current effect of alcohol abuse American health care.
Drinking is a cherished American custom--a way to celebrate and a way to grieve and a way to take the edge off. But where is the line between a good time and a whirlwind of destruction, between a few glasses of wine and the kind of alcoholism that leads to violence of the body and of the soul. Both a lively history and unflinching cultural investigation, DRINKING IN AMERICA unveils our torrid affair with alcohol, asking: When are we going to wake up and smell the whiskey?
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|Grouping Title||drinking in america our secret history|
|Grouping Author||cheever susan|
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In DRINKING IN AMERICA, bestselling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.
Seen through the lens of alcoholism, American history takes on a vibrancy and a tragedy missing from many earlier accounts. From the drunkenness of the Pilgrims to Prohibition hijinks, drinking has always been a cherished American custom: a way to celebrate and a way to grieve and a way to take the edge off. At many pivotal points in our history-the illegal Mayflower landing at Cape Cod, the enslavement of African Americans, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Kennedy assassination, to name only a few-alcohol has acted as a catalyst.
Some nations drink more than we do, some drink less, but no other nation has been the drunkest in the world as America was in the 1830s only to outlaw drinking entirely a hundred years later. Both a lively history and an unflinching cultural investigation, DRINKING IN AMERICA unveils the volatile ambivalence within one nation's tumultuous affair with alcohol.
*Includes Reading Group Guide*
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000470493|Book|Books||English|Twelve,|2015.|x, 258 pages ; 24 cm., overdrive:efc17aa2-7316-4115-ae53-980b8c955df7|eBook|eBook||English|Grand Central Publishing|2015||
|subject_facet||Drinking customs -- United States -- History|
|title_display||Drinking in America : our secret history|
|title_full||Drinking in America : our secret history / Susan Cheever, Drinking in America Our Secret History|
|title_short||Drinking in America :|
|title_sub||our secret history|
|topic_facet||Drinking customs, History, Nonfiction, Sociology|