Last Call

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Author: Daniel Okrent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439171691

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 8200

A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the shores of the New World in 1630 carried more beer than water. By the 1820s, liquor flowed so plentifully it was cheaper than tea. That Americans would ever agree to relinquish their booze was as improbable as it was astonishing. Yet we did, and Last Call is Daniel Okrent’s dazzling explanation of why we did it, what life under Prohibition was like, and how such an unprecedented degree of government interference in the private lives of Americans changed the country forever. Writing with both wit and historical acuity, Okrent reveals how Prohibition marked a confluence of diverse forces: the growing political power of the women’s suffrage movement, which allied itself with the antiliquor campaign; the fear of small-town, native-stock Protestants that they were losing control of their country to the immigrants of the large cities; the anti-German sentiment stoked by World War I; and a variety of other unlikely factors, ranging from the rise of the automobile to the advent of the income tax. Through it all, Americans kept drinking, going to remarkably creative lengths to smuggle, sell, conceal, and convivially (and sometimes fatally) imbibe their favorite intoxicants. Last Call is peopled with vivid characters of an astonishing variety: Susan B. Anthony and Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan and bootlegger Sam Bronfman, Pierre S. du Pont and H. L. Mencken, Meyer Lansky and the incredible—if long-forgotten—federal official Mabel Walker Willebrandt, who throughout the twenties was the most powerful woman in the country. (Perhaps most surprising of all is Okrent’s account of Joseph P. Kennedy’s legendary, and long-misunderstood, role in the liquor business.) It’s a book rich with stories from nearly all parts of the country. Okrent’s narrative runs through smoky Manhattan speakeasies, where relations between the sexes were changed forever; California vineyards busily producing “sacramental” wine; New England fishing communities that gave up fishing for the more lucrative rum-running business; and in Washington, the halls of Congress itself, where politicians who had voted for Prohibition drank openly and without apology. Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition ever written and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.

Last Call

Author: Morgan Burke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439120692

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4364

the party room. On Manhattan's Upper East Side. Everybody's fabulous. No one gets carded. Then someone dies. The Prep School Killer is dead. Finally Kirsten can go on and leave the nightmare of her best friend Sam's murder behind her. Kirsten's at NYU now, but she still slips back to the Party Room on the Upper East Side of Manhattan--where the horror all began. But it's quiet now. Just Kirsten and her old friends and a mojito or three. Then the killer strikes again. And again. The killer wasn't Kyle after all. Someone's looking to settle the tab. Don't be the last one when the bar closes.

Last Call

Poems on Alcoholism, Addiction & Deliverance

Author: Sarah Gorham,Jeffrey Skinner

Publisher: Sarabande Books

ISBN: 9780964115187

Category: Poetry

Page: 191

View: 9685

Groundbreaking anthology of poetry on substance abuse and recovery.

Last Call

Number 35 in Series

Author: Warren Murphy,Richard Sapir

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751558311

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 4269

During a CIA budget war, a group of assassins mistakenly triggers an ingenious CIA plot originally planned in the 1950s - and a long-dormant network of government-sanctioned assassins are unleashed upon the capitals of Europe. A worldwide killing spree of top-level Russian officials begins. Only the Destroyer, with the all-wise Chiun and the ever-wild CIA Agent Rub Gonzalez, can stop them from reaching their primary target - the Soviet Premier. Remo must protect him, and keep the fragile, cold peace intact . . . or else risk a catastrophic world war. Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.

Last Call

Author: Tim Powers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575117826

Category: Fiction

Page: 481

View: 8291

Twenty years ago Scott Crane abandoned his career as a professional poker player and went into hiding, after a weird high-stakes game played with Tarot cards. But now the cards - and the supernatural powers behind them - have found him again. Crane's father killed gangster Bugsy Siegel in 1948 to become the Fisher King, and to keep that power he is determined to kill his son. Now Scott Crane must cross the Mojave Desert to his father's Perilous Chapel in Las Vegas, and take up the cards again for one last poker duel. And the stakes are the highest he's ever played for ... his soul. Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best novel, 1993

The Last Call

Author: Philip Johnston

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059538952X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4181

"Shannon, I don't understand. What do you want me to be?" "See James, that's the point. You're life is not about what everyone else wants you to be. It's about what you want to be, about finding out what makes you happy." The Last Call is the story of James Patrick Cameron, a man in his late twenties who grows unhappy with his dysfunctional life-a life he is desperate to change but feels powerless to do so. James lives and works in the same blue-collar town where he was raised. He hangs out with his two high school friends at the neighborhood bar. He works for his alcoholic father, James Patrick "Booby" Cameron Sr., the owner of a local contracting company, and is terrorized by his father's vice president, Mike Munro, who has a raging drug addiction. James moves aimlessly through life, drinking too much and caring too little. When he meets Shannon O'Rourke, a woman who motivates him to put his life in order, he knows he must make some changes. He starts working out, avoids his nightly appointments at the bar, and becomes more active in his father's business. But an escalating series of unfortunate events culminates in a decision that will change his life forever

The Last Call

Author: Vadim Oleris

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3743837404

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 4083

The professor of the research institute were robbed in a dark courtyard. Criminals kidnapped the laptop. Was it a common crime for a profit or did someone want to use the professor's secret works? Investigator Andrew Totman will finds out. And also he will get acquainted with his new team.The first story from the cycle 'La Scala'.

Last Call

An Epicurean's Journey Through Addiction

Author: John Paul Bordach

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469151324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 7800

With many of his earliest memories centered around the enjoyment of good food and strong drink, John Bordachs successful 30-year career in the hospitality industry was in some ways preordained. Whether waiting tables in high-end establishments, managing one of the first sushi restaurants in the region, or cooking for large crowds, the creation, presentation, and pleasure of a fine meal enhanced with the perfect liquid accompaniment was Bordachs greatest ambition. It was also almost his death. Relating tales both comic and tragic, Bordach takes us through his journey of alcohol addiction with a self-deprecating humor that belies the poignancy of his story. Coming of age during the 1970s in Detroits downriver suburbs, yet deeply influenced by the woods and waters of northern Michigan, Bordach spans a wide-ranging landscape of love, friendship and work colored with the emotional despair and physical destruction of addiction. Both a cautionary tale and a hopeful ode to recovery, Last Call reminds us that addiction can happen to anyone. When the ingredients in an addicts bowl of lifeouter-directed blame, indifference, denial, and guilt combine to create a toxic meal, only new ingredientsinner reflection, faith, and hard work -can provide the nourishment for recovery.

Last Call - Ende gut, alles gut


Author: Alice Clayton

Publisher: Sieben Verlag

ISBN: 3864436648

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 9118

Caroline und Simon scheinen das perfekte Gleichgewicht für ihre Beziehung gefunden zu haben. Während Caroline neben ihren beruflichen Reisen quer durch Kalifornien immer wieder Zeit mit Simon genießt, hat Simon sich ebenfalls hin und wieder eine Auszeit von seinem Job genommen, um bei Caroline sein zu können. Einer Hochzeit scheint nun auch nichts mehr im Weg zu stehen. Doch als Caroline den schlimmsten Anruf ihres Lebens erhält, stellt sie sich die Frage, ob für sie das "bis dass der Tod euch scheidet" realistischer sein wird als für die meisten anderen Paare.

Last Call

Author: David Lee

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609403762


Page: 144

View: 3260

Few poets of Western America fill the “organic intellectual” rôle better than David Lee. His poetry is the real deal when it comes to recording hilariously insightful (and linguistically accurate) observations of rural culture—and America at large—while using a host of astute literary allusions and techniques. Imagine Robert Frost simultaneously channeling Will Rogers and Ezra Pound. Imagine Chaucer with a twang. Last Call is bloody brilliant and wickedly witty. As Sam Hamill says, “If we were a civilized nation, we would declare David Lee a national treasure.”

The Last Call

Author: David Wambaugh

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477262726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9834

THE LAST CALL is a compelling and gritty memoir that depicts David’s story from the time he was adopted at six months old, by cop-turned NY TIMES #1 bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh, and the colorful, but challenging, years growing up the son of a celebrity.David started drinking when he was a very young boy,and slipped into the darkness of addiction and mental illness by the time he was nine. Alcohol was the gas that fueled his countless self-imposed disasters that befell him for the next thirty years. He lived a life of lawlessness and debauchery, a convicted felon from the time he was 23, having been in several high speed car chases, fights, drugs, even accused, and turned in by his own parents, for committing a string of bank robberies. He was in and out of Institutions for the vast majority of his adult life, including drug rehabs, mental hospitals, jails, and ultimately State Prison. David had ability to stay one step ahead of the law, and, being a master manipulator, he was always able to con his way back into the good graces of his parents, with selfish motives. He was able to avoid almost all consequences his whole life, until one day his luck ran out and he got arrested for the last time. As David was sitting in the back of the cop car, He had a strange and powerful experience that was to change the course of his life forever. When he got out of prison, he had to learn to live. He was emotionally retarded, having never grown up, making his grand entrance into life at age 40. The Last Call is a story of tragedy, loss, miracles, and the Power of God.

Last Call for the Living

Author: Peter Farris

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429988843

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7159

For bank teller Charlie Colquitt, it was just another Saturday. For Hobe Hicklin, an ex-con with nothing to lose, it was just another score. For Hobe's drug-addled, sex-crazed girlfriend, it was just more lust, violence, and drugs. But in this gripping narrative, nothing is as it seems. Hicklin's first mistake was double-crossing his partners in the Aryan Brotherhood. His second mistake was taking a hostage. But he and Charlie can only hide out for so long in the mountains of north Georgia before the sins of Hicklin's past catch up to them. Hot on Hicklin's trail are a pair of ruthless Brotherhood soldiers, ready to burn a path of murder and mayhem to get their revenge. GBI Special Agent Sallie Crews and Sheriff Tommy Lang catch the case, themselves no strangers to the evil men are capable of. Soon Crews is making some dangerous connections while for the hard-drinking, despondent Lang, rescuing Charlie Colquitt might be the key to personal salvation. Prodigious talent Peter Farris has written a backwoods fairy tale of fate and flight that is also a dark, modern thriller. Like the bastard child of Stephen Hunter's Dirty White Boys and Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, Last Call for the Living is a smashing debut from a writer whose unique and disturbing vision of the world cannot be ignored. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Last Call

Ein Roman in Briefen

Author: Jörg W. Gronius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783956020292


Page: N.A

View: 575

Last Call

From Serving Drinks to Serving Jesus

Author: Jerry Herships

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 0664260586

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1260

"I had a vision of a faith community where people could have a wider understanding of God and our relationship to him/her. I wanted to create a place where people could state what they believe and what they struggle with--freely. I wanted a community of people who know we don't all have to agree on everything." Jerry Herships, former altar boy who had dreamed of making it big in show biz, tended bar to make ends meet as he worked gigs in comedy and game shows, looking for his big break. After giving up the dream and leaving Los Angeles, he found his way back to the church and discovered God calling him to ministry--but not just any ministry. Now he leads AfterHours Denver, a bar church where people worship with a whiskey in their hand and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to serve Denver's homeless. Last Call is a story of having and giving up on dreams, finding yourself, and finding how God can use you in unexpected ways.

The Last Call

Author: Jeannie Leber

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1604778431

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 4862

Leber shares the divine visions she has experienced, which she credits as being the reasons she did not commit suicide. (Christian)

Last Call

Author: Laura Pedersen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345471956

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2591

Having descended from a long line of indomitable, good-humored Scots, Hayden MacBride sees no reason to take his own death lying down. In fact, he now spends his days crashing funerals for the free food and insight into the Great Beyond. Then he meets Rosamond, a nun playing hooky from the Holy Orders. Hayden is smitten the instant her heavy silver cross smacks him in the face when she leaps up to do the wave at a ball game. Luckily, Rosamond has picked the right person to teach her how to live . . . and to love–because nobody does both better than Hayden MacBride. However, Rosamond’s years in the convent have not prepared her for the oddball characters of Hayden’s world. There’s his ever-fretful, vigilant daughter, Diana, the “Dutchess o’ the Sidelong Glance”; his sweet grandson Joey, struggling to break free of his mother’s overprotective embrace; Hayden’s bagpipe-blowing cronies; the Greyfriars Gang; neighbor Bobbie Anne, a “working girl” full of good advice and tender mercies; and Hank, the sexy architect contemplating the priesthood–a big mistake in Hayden’s book. For Hayden thinks that Hank should be married to his daughter and raising Joey. And he has an elaborate plan to make Hank see things his way. . . . In an uproariously funny novel of love, laughter, and one man’s final call at the riotous watering hole called life, Laura Pedersen proves that miracles are all around us–when we open our eyes and our hearts to embrace them.

Last Call

Author: habu

Publisher: Excessica Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4001

A spy/international criminal cat and mouse tale of Mideast intrigue in which hot men seek the sexual edge between safety and pain and death.

Last Call

Author: Shelli Stevens

Publisher: Tule Publishing

ISBN: 1949068137

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7813

Aleck McLaughlin has three major reasons to keep his hands off Delonna. One, he's her boss. Two, she's ten years younger. Three, he's sworn to never again leave his heart vulnerable. But then her ex boyfriend steals her money and skips town, leaving her with his gambling debt and a loan shark determined to collect. Aleck’s protective instincts kick in and he realizes he’ll do anything to keep Delona safe, even if that means moving her into his house and whisking her away to his ancestral home in Scotland. Delonna’s parents’ spendthrift ways taught her to work hard for her financial independence. She loves being a bartender on Whidbey Island and hopes to open her own pub one day. When her boss–her very hot and sexy boss–steps in to save her from themess and danger her ex left behind, Delonna says no. She’s as used to calling her own shots as she is pouring them…Too bad Aleck doesn’t take no for an answer when Delonna’s safety’s involved. But just as Delonna starts to say yes, they both find themselves in trouble that has nothing to do with a skipped debt.

Last Call

Author: James Grippando

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061746509

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9151

A kid from Miami's meanest streets, Theo Knight lost his mother to a violent crime. He was on Death Row for a murder he didn't commit when lawyer Jack Swyteck proved him innocent. Now they are best friends. Theo is a semi-respectable and successful bar owner, but the past, with its risks and its terrors, has come knocking on his back door. An escaped convict from the old neighborhood wants sanctuary, and in return he is offering information: the identity of the killer who left Theo's mom lying dead in the street on a hot South Florida evening. Theo wants justice, but the answers are not simple. He and Jack must now piece together a twenty-year-old conspiracy of greed and corruption that's pointing toward the city's most elite and powerful. And digging through a history that Theo has struggled his whole life to forget could awaken some very desperate, very deadly sleeping dogs.

The Last Call

Author: Charles G. Finney

Publisher: Chick Publications

ISBN: 0758908393

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4331

Biblical revival . . . and how you can have it! Over one hundred years ago, God raised up a mighty man named Charles G. Finney. Because of God's power in his life, Finney's piercing words penetrated to the hearts of God's people. Many Christians were shocked and angered, but many heeded his message. As a result, sleeping churches were awakened and a powerful biblical revival swept over the land. Today, we need this type of revival more than ever. To have it, we must follow the same time-tested methods used by Finney long ago. This enlightening book combines the burning words of Charles Finney with the irresistible cartoon art of Jack Chick to drive home many critical truths that are vital to all who long to experience true revival in their Christian life.