All across the country, in bars and saloons—and churches—people are waiting for the stroke of midnight. When America will go dry.
One year ago to the day, Nebraska became the 36th state of the union to ratify the 18th Amendment—only 13 months after it was passed by Congress—which prohibits the
manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.”
But not consumption.
So Americans can still drink—but they now have to get their booze through illegal means. And they sure do.
At the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, a prayer service is being held, attended by those who fought for the last few years to have the amendment passed, led by inspirational speaker and three-time failed presidential candidate, William Jennings Bryan. 59.
William Jennings Bryan
In the bars and saloons, as midnight draws closer, bartenders are saying,
“Such Friends”: 100 Years Ago… is the basis for the book, “Such Friends”: The Literary 1920s, to be published by K. Donnelly Communications. For more information, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2020 I will be talking about Scribner’s editor Maxwell Perkins and his relationships with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and others in both theUniversity of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University’s Osher Lifelong Learning programs.
Manager as Muse, about Perkins and his writers, is available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions.
If you want to walk with me through Bloomsbury, you can download my audio walking tour, “Such Friends”: Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group.