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Drinking of alcoholic beverages

Jun 10, 2011 — Drinking didn't stop in the United States from 1920 to 1933 — it just went underground. Author Daniel Okrent discusses the lasting cultural and political impact of Prohibition in his book, Last Call.
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Jun 8, 2011 — Actor James Franco details the lives of flailing California teens in his debut story collection, while Michael Capuzzo profiles a real life crime-fighting society. Daniel Okrent probes Prohibition, Sebastian Mallaby takes a hard look at hedge funds, and Laura Ingraham opens President Obama's "diaries."
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May 10, 2010 — Drinking didn't stop in the United States from 1920 to 1933 — it just went underground. Author Daniel Okrent discusses the lasting cultural and political impact of Prohibition in his new book, Last Call.
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Sep 25, 2009 — Illustrations from Drunk, by Paul Dickson.
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Sep 25, 2009 — There are almost as many words for inebriation as there are mixed-drink recipes. Author Paul Dickson presents 2,964 intoxicating euphemisms — including "eating dirt" and going "off me pickle" — in his new book, Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary.
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Dec 23, 2008 — The McCourt family gained fame through the books of brothers Frank and Malachy. In A Long Stone's Throw, the youngest brother, Alphie, shares a colorful account of his own life in Ireland and America.
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Sep 11, 2005 — After a summer of weekly book picks from a variety of notable readers, Weekend Edition Sunday asked for input from the listeners.
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May 13, 2005 — Robert Siegel talks about the history of beer with Tom Standage, technology editor at The Economist. A History of the World in Six Glasses is Standage's new book that traces the history of civilization through beer, wine, distilled spirits, coffee, tea and coca cola. Beer was first produced at the end of the ice age and became popular with the Sumarians.
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