The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State PDF
A groundbreaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.Prohibition has long been portrayed as a “noble experiment” that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this cherished myth to reveal a much more significant history. Prohibition was the seedbed for a pivotal expansion of the federal government, the genesis of our contemporary penal state. Her deeply researched, eye-opening ac…
The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century
This title examines the fate which overtook the principality of Catalonia in the fifteenth century, reducing it from the dominant power within the state of Aragon to a marginal role in the Iberian power created by the union of Aragon and Castile.
Art Plunder: The Fate of Works of Art in War and Unrest
Since earliest times, works of art have been looted, bartered, and requisitioned, as well as sold, sometimes in this way being carried halfway around the world. This book tells the remarkable story of the wanderings of many famous statues, paintings, and objects of art f…