1927 CLARENCE DARROW & IRVING FISHER Fight Over PROHIBITION & ALCOHOL Economics and Social Benefits
THE PROHIBITION MANIA - A Reply to PROFESSOR IRVING FISHER and Others, by CLARENCE DARROW and Victor S. Yarros.
An anti-prohibition book by Clarence Darrow that refutes the works by Professor IRVING FISHER that support the economic and social benefits of PROHIBITION. (IRVING FISHER is mostly remembered for his important books on INVESTING, e.g. The Stock Market Crash and After, however he was also a Eugenicist and Prohibitionist.)
Published by Boni and Liveright, New York, 1927. First edition, first printing, with the date 1927 on the title page and copyright page with no indication of additional printings.
Hardcover book, burgundy cloth covered boards, gilt titling on the front cover and spine, 5.5x8 inches, 254 pages, no dustjacket.
Chapters include: Professor Fisher as a Logician; Professor Fisher's Idea of Scientific Accuracy; What Professor Fisher's Charts Prove; The Alleged Economic Benefits of Prohibition; Piling Absurdity upon Absurdity, and more.
GOOD condition: the covers are scratched at their bottom edge and bottom of the spine (like cat scratches), some toning to the endpapers, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.
CLARENCE DARROW and IRVING FISHER in a Fight over Prohibition. I'll drink to that!