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Fall 2008 Program

 

Garrett Peck '90 and Chairman of the Friends, B. Drummond Ayers, Jr. '57
Garrett Peck '90 and Chairman of the Friends, B. Drummond Ayers, Jr. '57

The Friends of Preston Library is delighted to have Garrett Peck, ’90, as our speaker, Friday, October 17, at 1500 hours in the Turman Room.  Garrett is the author of The Prohibition Hangover which is provocative social history of American attitudes towards alcohol since the end of Prohibition which was repealed 75 years ago this year.  In his investigations for the book Mr. Peck interviewed hundreds of people on all sides of the alcohol debate and travelled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Germany, Israel, and other areas of the world.

Mr. Peck is a freelance writer for the alcoholic beverage industry and contributes regularly to Beverage Network. He has also written articles about alcohol for The Washington Post, Wine Spectator, Sante, The Forward, and the Northwest Current.  In addition to writing about alcohol, he leads the Temperance Tour in Washington, D.C.

Please join us for what will surely be an interesting and engaging program.  Refreshments will be served.