Today is repeal day. While you are having a drink to celebrate take some time to check out these great drinking (and not-drinking) books. What are your favorite drinking (or not-drinking) books?
Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis by Kingsley Amis with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens
Book-Beer Pairings over at Omnivoracious (Part I and Part II)
Raymond Chandler Omnibus
The 18th Amendment
Ratified January 16, 1919
Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
Section 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
The 21st Amendment
Ratified December 5, 1933
Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use there in of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.
Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.