Early Maine ran on sweet and fiery New England rum. Later, rapid industrial advances and ever-present drinking opportunities made daily life unnecessarily hazardous. Overindulgence triggered a severe backlash, a fierce temperance movement and 82 years of prohibition in the Pine Tree State. Join Portland food writer Kate McCarty on a spirited romp through the evolution of Maine's relationship with alcohol. Color and black & white photos throughout. Paperback. 160 pgs.