View Full Version : New Book: The Spirits of America

02-10-2004, 16:35
For the serious student of beverage alcohol in America, I point to the following book, The Spirits of America (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1592132146/qid=1076455692/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-5241320-3463028?v=glance&s=books) , which I cannot recommend because I haven't read it.

I happened to see a review in National Review magazine, 12/31/2003. The review contained just enough in the way of interesting quotes to catch my attention, but not enough to make me order the book.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

02-10-2004, 21:28
I know nothing about this particular book, but I share and admire your selection of periodicals -- National Review was the magazine that finally weaned me permanently from my youthful, liberal-leaning politics.

02-10-2004, 21:47
Dave, I saw a review of this book in the last issue of All About Beer (excellent, long-established consumer magazine on the beer scene, see www.allaboutbeer.com (http://www.allaboutbeer.com) for more info). Overall the report was very favorable.


02-11-2004, 13:54
To round out the picture, my other staples for information and commentary are Reason and The Wall Street Journal. The Economist (heavily laden with factual information, even if left-leaning) was in my stable at one time, but it just takes too long to wade through it.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield