Barron H. Lerner Presents One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900 at The Kansas City Public Library

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For Immediate Release:
November 30, 2011
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Barron H. Lerner Presents One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900 at The Kansas City Public Library

Barron H. Lerner - professor of medicine and public health at Columbia University - discusses his new book One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900 and explains why, after decades of warning, people continue to drink and drive.

Lerner's presentation takes place Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Lerner examines drunk driving in the context of American beliefs about alcoholism, driving, individualism, and civil liberties and narrates the debate between two factions: those vehemently against drunk driving and those who say the problem is exaggerated.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, KU Medical Center. Admission to the event is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the presentation. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407