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The Old-time Saloon
George Ade
$16.00

Fancy a tipple? Then pull up a stool, raise a glass, and dip into this delightful paean to the grand old saloon days of yore. Written by Chicago-based journalist, playwright, and all-round wit George Ade in the waning years of Prohibition, ‘The Old-Time Saloon’ is both a work of propaganda masquerading as “just history” and a hilarious exercise in nostalgia. Featuring original, vintage illustrations along with a new introduction and notes from Bill Savage, Ade’s book takes us back to the long-gone men’s clubs of earlier days, when beer was a nickel, the pretzels were polished, and the sardines were free.

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date:
2016
Pages:
226
Format:
paperback
ISBN:
022641230X
Price:
$16.00

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