National Press Club members must register by Jan. 18 to access the Club on Inauguration Day. Click here for details.

National Press Club

The Prohibition Hangover

November 17, 2009

About This Video

Run time: 57 minutes

Garrett Peck talked about his book The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet (Rutgers University Press; August 5, 2009). In his book he explores the often-contradictory social history of alcohol in America, from the end of Prohibition in 1933 to the 21st century, and provides a panoramic assessment of alcohol in American culture and history. Mr. Peck is a veteran freelance writer who also conducts historical tours of significant sites in the temperance movement in the District of Columbia.