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.