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Dry manhattan, is a story about how manhattan was never dry at all, even when defying the law landed a goodly number of people in jail or ruined lives in the end, there was something stuffy, anglo, and very 19th century about the eighteenth amendment that quickly wore out the efficacy of its most persuasive arguments. ” —pete hamill, the new york times book review “ mr lerner’s painstaking research is generously on display in dry manhattan, and without the usual jazz age clichés rather, he draws a disturbing portrait of the ‘dry’ movement and how it exploited the country’s fear of immigrants, then arriving from europe in vast numbers. Michael's lerner's dry manhattan brings vividly back to life the story of the prohibition years in new york city lerner is especially skilled at unearthing the small details that illuminate the larger truths about this contentious era, and these vignettes help to make dry manhattan a fascinating and rewarding book.
Dry manhattan: prohibition in new york city user review - kirkus drys vs wets in jazz-age gotham guess who winsthe clear, focused text provides ample evidence of this first-time author's wide research and deep familiarity with the relevant sources.
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But throughout the city (in spite of the title of this book, it ranges from the bronx to coney island), many forms of rejection were appearing: passive resistance, mockery, occasional violence (raids by prohibition agents on blue-collar saloons often ended in vicious brawls), sneering contempt and, above all, guile. I tell my writing students that the magic word is bic: butt in chair or, for those who faint at the thought of using the b-word, try: bottom, backside, behind, or buhunkus.
Dry manhattan has 171 ratings and 30 reviews dale said: i continued my exploration of the fascinating prohibition era with this book, but it didn't quit. Dry manhattan is the first major work on prohibition in nearly a quarter century, and the only full history of prohibition in the era's most vibrant city though new yorkers were cautiously optimistic at first, prohibition quickly degenerated into a deeply felt clash of cultures that utterly transformed life in the city.