Taverns of the American Revolution

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"Taverns of the American Revolution: The Battles, Booze, and Barrooms of the Revolutionary War" by Adrian Covert. ISBN9781608877850. Copyright 2016. Hardcover with 192 pages including notes and index.

This guide to the Spirits of 1776 presents the boozing and schmoozing that went on in some of America's most historic watering holes, revealing the crucial role these public houses played as meeting places for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and their fellow Founding Fathers in the struggle for independence. More than a retelling of the Revolutionary War, this unique volume takes readers on a tour of more than twenty surviving colonial taverns; features period artwork, maps, and cocktail recipes; and is filled with trivia and anecdotes about the drinking habits of colonial Americans.

Images of George Washington's Distillery at Mount Vernon and of George Washington's punch bowl are included in this volume. The original punch bowl is in the Mount Vernon collection and replicas thereof are available from the Shops at Mount Vernon.