Pubs and Patriots
The Drink Crisis in Britain during World War One
Robert Duncan is an independent scholar, with a PhD from the University of St Andrews.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 1. A Tale of Temperance and Drink 1870–1914 2. Vodka, Absinthe and Drunkenness on Britain’s Streets in 1914: A Tale of Fear and Exaggeration? 3. Best Laid Plans? Lloyd George and the Drink Question 4. Restrictive or Constructive? The Early Stages of the Central Control Board 5. The Carlisle Experiment: Lord D’Abernon’s ‘Model Farm’ 6. ‘Helping our weaker sisters to go straight’: Women and Drink during the War 7. Reforming the Working Man 8. State Purchase and the Waning of the Central Control Board Conclusion: The End of the Central Control Board Bibliography Index
Peter Hynd Histoire sociale / Social History
Pubs and Patriots provides a strong contribution to the literature on alcohol policy during World War I, and it contains excellent archival material - not least some wonderful posters, cartoons and photographs. It presents the findings of extensive documentary research and, for that, is a valuable addition to the literature. ... is an important and well-researched study.
Journal of the Brewery History Society
The First World War ‘drink crisis’ is an illuminating moment in British social and political history and Pubs and Patriots provides a detailed guide for experts and lay readers alike.
A well-written, interesting and authoritative account, based upon some strong historical research ... [that] adds to our understanding both of the drink question in the twentieth century and of our knowledge of the First World War.
A timely study of an important subject.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: September 4, 2013