The Resource Drunks : an American history, Christopher M. Finan, (eaudio)

Drunks : an American history, Christopher M. Finan, (eaudio)

Label
Drunks : an American history
Title
Drunks
Title remainder
an American history
Statement of responsibility
Christopher M. Finan
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the seventeenth century to the present day. Today, millions of Americans are struggling with alcoholism, but millions are also in long-term recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous and a growing number of recovery organizations are providing support for alcoholics who will face the danger of relapse for the rest of their lives. We have finally come to understand alcoholism as a treatable illness, rather than a moral failure. Today's advocates can draw inspiration from the victories of sober drunks throughout American history. Christopher Finan recounts the nation's history with alcohol and its search for sobriety, which began among Native Americans in the colonial period, when liquor was used to cheat them of their property. He introduces us to the first of a colorful cast of characters, a remarkable Iroquois leader named Handsome Lake, who dedicated his life to helping his people renounce hard liquor. And we meet Carrie Nation, the wife of an alcoholic who destroyed bars with an ax in her anger over what alcohol had done to her family, as well as the idealistic and energetic Washingtonians, reformed drunks who led the first national movement to save men like themselves. Finan also tells the dramatic story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the two drunks who helped each other stay sober and then created AA, which survived its tumultuous early years and has made it possible for millions of men and women to quit drinking. This is narrative history at its best: entertaining and authoritative, an important portrait of one of America's great liberation movements
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1953-
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Finan, Christopher M.
Dewey number
362.2920973
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner
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  • Hillgartner, Malcolm
  • hoopla digital
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  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Drunks : an American history, Christopher M. Finan, (eaudio)
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 32 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781538434857
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11876929
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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11876929
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MWT11876929
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Drunks : an American history, Christopher M. Finan, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 32 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538434857
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11876929
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11876929
System control number
MWT11876929
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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