Title: Wayne Wheeler Dry Boss: An Uncensored Biography of Wayne B. Wheeler
Author: [Thomas] Justin Steuart
Description: Original orange cloth boards pictorially stamped in black red with an image of Wheeler on the front. Light blemishes to boards. Red top stain. Illustrated endpapers. Pages clean. Eight photographic plates including the frontispiece portrait of Wheeler. 304 pp. 8.25 x 5.5 inches.
Revell's Prohibition-era publication (1928) of the biography of Wayne Bidwell Wheeler (1869-1927), the de-facto head of The Anti-Saloon League, and one of the most influential activists for the cause of the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. The biographer, Thomas Justin Steuart (1880-1942), had worked for him as his Publicity Secretary.
Contents: The Locomotive in Trousers; That Wheel of Wheelers; Mingled Love and Prohibition; Political Dryness in Ohio; Are Prohibition Laws Constitutional?; Putting Over the Eighteenth Amendment; War, Corruption and the Brewers; Writing the Volstead Act and Capturing Congress; America's "Biggest Legislative Bully"; Wets "Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory"; The Republican Dictator to a Democratic Convention; The Nation's President Takes Command; His Back to the Wall, A Sick Man Fights On; "No Successor to Wheeler.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Place: New York
Keywords: Prohibition, Anti-Saloon League, biography, Thomas Justin Steuart, alcoholism, Eighteenth Amendment, Volstead Act, temperance,
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