The 13 Years That Changed America
by Edward Behr
BBC Books, London, 1997, b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0563387343
Near Fine Condition, book fine, dusjacket has minor edge/shelf wear
'Edward Behr describes this intriguing period in American history and traces the rise of the Temperance movement from its colonial roots. His study spans the Jazz Age, the St Valentine's Day Massacre, and explores the life and times of bootleggers, rum-runners, and high-living gangsters who flagrantly flouted the law. And, for the first time, Behr tells the story of George Remus, lawyer turned kingpin of the bootleggers, whose influence reached into the highest echelons of the American government.'