Booze, Boats, and Billions: Smuggling Liquid Gold!

Toronto: McCleland and Stewart, 1988. Hard Cover. 8vo. Fine / Fine. Item #006991

Full tan cloth. 351 pp., [16] pp. B&W photo plates, B&W map in text. Fine in fine jacket. The astonishing story of the heady days of Prohibition, when the brave and the foolish alike risked their lives running booze to a thirsty America. Here are the gangsters who bootlegged the booze; the corrupt officials who turned a blind eye in return for a pocketful of cash; the coast-guardsmen who fought an all-out war against smuggling on the Great Lakes; the distillers whose businesses mushroomed into empires; and - most important of all - the reckless rum-runners, erstwhile fishermen and farmers, who smuggled booze across the lakes under cover of darkness.

Price: $30.00

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