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Contraband Cocktails


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"PAUL DICKSON is the author of more than 45 nonfiction books and hundreds of magazine articles. Although he has written on a variety of subjects from ice cream to kite flying to electronic warfare, he now concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball and 20th century history. His most recent titles include The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, Sputnik- The Shock of the Century and Slang- A Topical Dictionary of Americanisms."


Dickson loads every page with facts, anecdotes and telling details about life under Prohibition.
--The Washington Post

Rollicking history...Whoever you gift with this book will thank you doubly for Mr. Dickson has dredged up the recipes for the most fashionable of the concoctions of the day.
--The Washington Times An engaging discourse on classic cocktails replete with trivia, recipes, a list of -alcohol-related slang of the period and a fair amount of Golden-Era literary and celebrity gossip. --Bookpage

Praise for Drunk

"Spanning centuries, it is both a celebration of drinking and a chronicle of the laments that come after having drunk too much."
--New York Daily News "A splendid new book."
--Ben Schott, The New York Times

"Where else could we learn that 30 years after the term plastered entered the drunk lexicon, the Arizona Lath and Plaster Institute would protest the use of the term?"
--Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times

"Reading through these definitions, accompanied by Brian Rea's charming drawings, is so immensely pleasurable that it's intoxicating. Just like the title suggests."
--Time Out Chicago

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