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The Resource Drunks : an American history, Christopher Finan

Drunks : an American history, Christopher Finan

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Drunks : an American history
Title
Drunks
Title remainder
an American history
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Finan
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Author
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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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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Drunks : an American history, Christopher Finan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm86017462
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780807001790
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016048807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Drunks : an American history, Christopher Finan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm86017462
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780807001790
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016048807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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