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Drinking in America: Our Secret History - Susan Cheever

I received a copy of this book through Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.


An interesting, casual history of the influences of alcohol on American history.

This book has a unique mix of personal and historical information regarding the role of alcohol and alcoholism. The writing is well done with a bit of humor thrown in. Cheever takes well known stories such as the voyage of the Mayflower and Johnny Appleseed and uncovers the crucial role of alcohol and how it changed history.


Equal parts documenting the views of alcohol during various time periods and warning against the negative side of alcohol, this is a great read packed with information.