Faces Along the Bar
Lore and Order in the Workingman's Saloon, 1870-1920
By Madelon Powers
(University of Chicago Press, Hardcover, 9780226677682, 331pp.)
Publication Date: August 1998
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"A free-pouring blend of astonishing facts, folklore and firsthand period observations. . . . It's the rich details that'll inspire the casual reader to drink deep from this tap of knowledge." Don Waller, "USA Today" recommended reading
"A surprise on every page." "Publishers Weekly"
"Here we get social history that appreciates the bar talk even while dissecting its marvelous rituals." "Library Journal," starred review
"Careful scholarship with an anecdotal flair to please even the most sober of readers." Nina C. Ayoub, "Chronicle of Higher Education"