Thursday, October 6, 2011
Ken Burns' PBS Documentary, Prohibition
Spent a couple of hours during each of the last three nights enjoying Ken Burns' Prohibition on PBS. It's a great documentary from which I learned many things. I had no idea the women's liberation movement was so closely linked to both passage and repeal of prohibition. And what about the need to create an income tax to make up for revenue lost when prohibition was passed? I especially liked the dialogue bit that was something like, "...turned citizens into criminals and criminals into kings." Seems like we could learn a lot from the prohibition experience that might apply to today's anguish over illegal drugs.
Still waiting for feedback from my cover design team for Unannounced. Finished my interior book design and converted the whole thing to PDF format--ready for submission to the printer.