The Old-time Saloon: Not Wet - Not Dry, Just History by George AdeThe Old-time Saloon: Not Wet - Not Dry, Just History by George Ade

The Old-time Saloon: Not Wet - Not Dry, Just History

byGeorge AdeIntroduction byBill SavageNotes byBill Savage

Paperback | November 4, 2016

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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.
Born and educated in Indiana but a long-time Chicagoan, George Ade (1866-1944) was a prolific journalist, a Broadway playwright, and a humorist whose newspaper columns, Fables in Slang and Stories of the Streets and of the Town, were syndicated nationally, collected in books, and produced as films, some of which Ade directed. Bill Sava...
Title:The Old-time Saloon: Not Wet - Not Dry, Just HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.38 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:November 4, 2016Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:022641230X

ISBN - 13:9780226412306

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“Ade was an American humorist who wrote literature for daily newspapers, back when such a thing could be imagined. He wrote vividly about the middle of the country when it was up-and-coming, expectedly dowdy and unexpectedly modern—he stands right between Booth Tarkington and Ring Lardner. And Ade did more for capitalization than anybody since Swift. . . . He was poet laureate of the live ones, and a distant ancestor of Rocky and Bullwinkle.”