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Drunks : an American history, Christopher M. Finan

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Drunks : an American history
Title
Drunks : an American history
Statement of responsibility
Christopher M. Finan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the seventeenth century to the present day. Today, millions of Americans are struggling with alcoholism, but millions are also in long-term recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous and a growing number of recovery organizations are providing support for alcoholics who will face the danger of relapse for the rest of their lives. We have finally come to understand alcoholism as a treatable illness, rather than a moral failure. Today's advocates can draw inspiration from the victories of sober drunks throughout American history. Christopher Finan recounts the nation's history with alcohol and its search for sobriety, which began among Native Americans in the colonial period, when liquor was used to cheat them of their property. He introduces us to the first of a colorful cast of characters, a remarkable Iroquois leader named Handsome Lake, who dedicated his life to helping his people renounce hard liquor. And we meet Carrie Nation, the wife of an alcoholic who destroyed bars with an ax in her anger over what alcohol had done to her family, as well as the idealistic and energetic Washingtonians, reformed drunks who led the first national movement to save men like themselves. Finan also tells the dramatic story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the two drunks who helped each other stay sober and then created AA, which survived its tumultuous early years and has made it possible for millions of men and women to quit drinking. This is narrative history at its best: entertaining and authoritative, an important portrait of one of America's great liberation movements"--
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Title
Drunks
Creator
Summary
Painting a portrait of one of America’s great liberation movements, a social history of alcoholism in the U.S., from the 17th century to the present day, introduces the colorful cast of characters who dedicated their lives to helping others achieve sobriety, including the two drunks who helped each other stay sober and then created Alcoholics Anonymous
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10569546
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5292
LC item number
.F555 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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an American history
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an American history
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Chris Finan
Drunks : an American history, Christopher M. Finan
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Drunks : an American history, Christopher M. Finan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-311) and index
Contents
Mountain of bones -- Out of the gutter -- Discovery of the disease -- Search for higher power -- False dawn -- Two drunks -- The birth of Alcoholics Anonymous -- Rise of the sober drunk -- Boom and bust -- Waves of sobriety
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ocn960493426
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807001790
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016048807
Other physical details
illustrations

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