last week, there is a literary side to my rum fascination. More precisely, Rum made in the USA. So I posted my first book I am reading and wanted to let you know where I am going from there and solicit comments from you for your opinions of these and any other Run-related books on the subject.
Let's look at what I have ahead of me now after Sugar Changed the World.
My next tome is Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink that Conquered the World [Charles A Coulombe -
"The very mention of the word rum summ0ns romantic visions of high spirits, adventure and skullduggery. Pirates roamed the seven seas. Americans jitterbugged to "Rum and Coca-Cola" in the forties. Modern Manhattanites down the latest Bacardi cocktails in the cities trendiest bars. ..." [From cover notes]
"Canadians have long associated Prohibition with the colorful history of
the Jazz Age in the United States. But even before the American ban that
was in place from 1920 to 1933, Canada initiated its own Prohibition.
The so-called Cold Water Army was led by zealots and prudes preaching
hellfire and damnation, but also by committed social reformers who
recognized the ill effects of excessive drinking. In March 1918, the
federal government banned the manufacture and importation of liquor. For
the next 21 months, Canada was as dry as any law could make it, which
admittedly was not very dry. Closing Time tells the story of this
fascinating attempt to control the social habits of Canadian citizens.
It began as a popular crusade to cleanse society of a widespread evil,
but instead became an opportunity for larceny, profit, and violence on a
Employing a variety of anecdotes and illustrations, Closing Time
conjures the legal and historical context of Prohibition, presenting
well-rendered figures and impressive research. Comparing the past with
our present-day prohibition of certain recreational drugs, Francis
explores the limits of laws that forbid these indulgences — a topic that
is quite relevant today." [Amazon description]
Coming later will be new and info from around the Business and more!! I have been watching emails and tweets as well as having a few conversations -- Don't miss a blog!