This Sunday (8 to 10 p.m. EDT) Ken Burns turns his prodigious research efforts and illuminating camerawork loose on America's failed attempt to sober up.
Daniel Okrent, author of "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition," talks about the booze ban that rattled a nation.
In 2010 Monitor reviewers critiqued hundreds of books. Here's a list of the 28 nonfiction titles they considered the most outstanding. To assist you with your holiday shopping, each title here has a link that allows you to purchase the book – even as you help to support The Christian Science Monitor
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
How dry was Prohibition? Some say the law did much to spike sales of alcohol.
Readers write and tell us what they are reading.