The Alcoholic Empire

Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia
Patricia Herlihy
Hardcover
The Alcoholic Empire examines the prevalence of alcohol in Russian social, economic, religious, and political life. Since vodka produced essential government revenue and was a backbone of the state economy, many who fought for a sober Russia believed that the only way to save the country through Revolutionary change. This book traces temperance activity and politics side by side with the end of the tsarist regime, while showing how the problem of alcohoism continued to pervade Soviet and post-Soviet society. This book will appeal to Russian and European historians and those interested in temperance history.
Price: $72.00
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