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Wetter than the Mississippi.

Wetter than the Mississippi

Robbi Courtaway

110 E. Rose Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119-4720 (author)

Reedy Press

PO Box 5131, St. Louis, MO 63139

9781933370378, $22.95 www.reedypress.com

Wetter than the Mississippi: Prohibition in Saint Louis and Beyond is a close study of America's Prohibition era, with particular focus on the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, though true stories from a 150-mile radius (including Illinois) are also included. Vintage black-and-white photographs pepper this amazing history, which blends absorbing anecdotes seamlessly with an overall picture of the progression and ultimate demise of America's notoriously ineffective attempt to make alcohol illegal. A bibliography and an index enhance this superb addition to public and college library Missouri history shelves.

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Title Annotation:Mississippi: Prohibition in Saint Louis and Beyond
Publication:Small Press Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2008
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