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The Source: A Different Drunk History


It's American History seen through an amber bottle of booze. There's a good reason that the National Anthem took its tune from a drinking song. From the founding, to modern day politics, the secret history of history of Drinking in America comes home in the book of the same name.

Author Susan Cheever details the blurry details.  Remember that shot heard round the world in The American Revolution? Bet your History teacher didn't mention it was a shot of Rum. 


  • Susan Cheever, author of "Drinking in America: Our Secret History"
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive