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  • emLast Call The Rise and Fall of Prohibitionem
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    Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

    Dan Okrent talked about his book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (Scribner, 2010). In the book he explored the politics of how the 18th Amendment was pushed through and divided the country, permanently…

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    Get Capone

    Jonathan Eig recounts the criminal exploits of Chicago-based Al Capone whose illegal bootlegging enterprise saw revenues on par with many of the nation’s largest companies. Utilizing newly discovered…

  • The Daleys of Chicago
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    The Daleys of Chicago

    Dominic Pacyga talked about the political dynasties of Chicago Mayors Richard J. and Richard M. Daley. The author of Chicago: A Biography (University Of Chicago Press; October 1, 2009) talked about…