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Bootleg : murder, moonshine, and the lawless years of prohibition

Author: Karen Blumenthal; Jay Colvin; Roaring Brook Press,
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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For more than a decade starting in 1920, millions of regular Americans ignored the law of the land. Parents became bootleggers, kids smuggled illegal alcohol, and outlaws became celebrities. It wasn't supposed to be that way, of course. When Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, prohibiting the sale and manufacture of alcohol in the United States, supporters believed it would create a better, stronger nation.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile books
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Al Capone; Morris Sheppard; Carry Amelia Nation; Al Capone; Carry Amelia Nation; Morris Sheppard
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Blumenthal; Jay Colvin; Roaring Brook Press,
ISBN: 9781596434493 159643449X
OCLC Number: 652448059
Notes: "Book design by Jay Colvin"--Title page verso.
"Printed in the United States of America"--Title page verso.
Awards: YALSA finalist, 2012.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young people, 2012
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 1250
Description: 154 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Valentine's Day 1929 --
The little Sheppard --
Hot and cold water --
Home destroyers and defenders --
A nation divides --
War! --
Dry! --
Milk and moonshine --
Snorky and Scarface --
Wet, again --
Success or failure?
Responsibility: Karen Blumenthal.

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For more than a decade starting in 1920, millions of regular Americans ignored the law of the land. Parents became bootleggers, kids smuggled illegal alcohol, and outlaws became celebrities. It wasn't supposed to be that way, of course. When Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, prohibiting the sale and manufacture of alcohol in the United States, supporters believed it would create a better, stronger nation. Instead it began an era of lawlessness, when famous gangsters like Al Capone rose to fame, and many reconsidered their concept of right and wrong. This is the story of those years in American history--the story of prohibition.

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This book is about the prohibition era and how people lived. It also talks about the times when alcohol was "precious" to Americans. It covers how people made "mob" money by bootlegging alcohol. I would recommend this book because of all the information it contains about the prohibition era and...
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