The Inside of Prohibition

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Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1929 - Prohibition - 339 pages

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Public defender Mabel Walker Willebrandt was elevated to Assistant Attorney General by President Harding in 1923, and argued before the Supreme Court in major prohibition and tax cases. She resigned rather than serve the Hoover Administration without a promotion, and this, her landmark tell-all, was published in 21 major papers in August and September of 1929. Just as the German and French stock markets began failing when in 1927 she got the Supreme Court to make bootleggers and drug sellers liable for the income tax, the U.S. stock market changed from increasing to decreasing as the articles comprising this book appeared in print.
A printer's devil in her childhood, Willebrandt writes compellingly, with easy grasp of detail and sure-footed expository style. Most importantly, this is the book most responsible for warning investors that a Great Depression was headed their way.


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