Alcohol in Italian culture
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Alcohol in Italian culture food and wine in relation to sobriety among Italians and Italian Americans by Giorgio Lolli

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Published by Free Press in Glencoe, Ill .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Italy,
  • Diet -- Italy,
  • Wine -- Physiological effect,
  • Milk

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Giorgio Lolli [and others]
SeriesMonographs of the Yale Center of Alcohol Studies, no. 3
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 140 p.
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14634562M
LC Control Number58009167

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