Author Susan Cheever Explores America's History With Alcohol10:45

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From the time that the Puritans landed on Plymouth Rock — because they were running out of beer — alcohol has played a role in shaping American history. Susan Cheever (@susancheever) writes about that role in her 2015 book "Drinking in America: Our Secret History."

The book came out recently in paperback. Here & Now's Robin Young spoke with Cheever when it was first published last year.

This segment aired on November 18, 2016.


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