I have watched the movie every year but this is the first book rendition encountered. A little surprising to find the book spanned a few of the seasons as compared to the movies Christmas time only. The movie combined the entire book into the Christmas Season except for a few details of the Bumbus clan and added a few things for entertainment value. I enjoyed the narration and sound effects included, enabling good visualization of the stories settings and characters. Anyone over 40 should be able to relate to the Old Man, Ralphie and the rest of the characters including the antics of the Old Man during this depression era period.
Appealing to all ages who have had dreams, wishes and childhood memories, you can relate to Ralphies trials and tribulations of kid dom, no matter what era you grew up in.
A complete history of Prohibition covering statistics, key political figures and families, loopholes of the law, and how business empires were built both legit and illegal. A look at how politics and legal systems worked during this period, mostly for the advancement of individuals and parties, not necessarily for the public they represented.
This title would be better in an abridged format for the casual listener not interested in all the stats, facts and names.
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