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Bootleggers and beer barons of the Prohibition era

Author: J Anne Funderburg
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bootleggers and Beer Barons is an accurate, wide-ranging, and entertaining account of the illegal liquor traffic during the Volstead Era (1920 to 1933) of prohibition. Based on FBI files, legal documents, old newspapers and other sources, the author offers a coast-to-coast survey of Volstead crime. Readers will find the Volstead outlaws to be as fascinating"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Anne Funderburg
ISBN: 9780786479610 0786479612
OCLC Number: 866620320
Description: viii, 421 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. The Volstead Law : King Alcohol dethroned --
Satan's best friend, God's worst enemy --
Volstead 101 : Prohibition basics --
Body and soul : hospital whiskey and sacramental wine --
Part II. The traffickers : when liquor is outlawed, outlaws will have liquor --
Everybody's doing it : breaking the law for fun and profit --
Hooch haulers : roaring thru the twenties --
Jumping the line : the Canadian connection --
Satan's seat : defying volstead in New York City --
Speakeasy heaven : nightlife in the Big Apple --
New York's big three : the best of the worst --
Feeling the heat : Owney Madden --
Arthur Flegenheimer : the Bronx beer baron --
Payback : the tax collector versus the peculator --
Famous last words : bet on Mom --
Mr. Smooth : Waxy Gordon --
New Jersey's Triple X : Max, Maxie, and Waxy --
Smedley and Boo Boo : Prohibition in Philadelphia --
Washington, D.C. : the Capitol Hill bootlegger and the amphibians --
Country cousins : dew boys and alky cookers --
Motor on : "high"-octane fuel for Detroit --
Detroit's downriver rumrunners --
Mob mayhem in the Wicked City --
Valentine's Day, "Chicago"-style --
Uncle Sam versus Scarface --
"Whiskey"-six cowboys : the Boozorium Trail and beyond --
Seattle's bootleg king and LSD's Johnny Appleseed --
Dutiful wives and desperate mothers --
Winging it : flying bootleggers --
Part III. Choice versus Prohibition : the cycle of history --
Preserving God's bounty --
Whiskey and rum : America's new favorites --
The dry women versus the wet workingmen --
Corruption : gangsters and graft --
The enforcement follies --
Open the spigots, drown the bigots : the end of the Prohibition error --
Glossary: Volstead vocabulary.
Responsibility: J. Anne Funderburg.

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"Bootleggers and Beer Barons is an accurate, wide-ranging, and entertaining account of the illegal liquor traffic during the Volstead Era (1920 to 1933) of prohibition. Based on FBI files, legal documents, old newspapers and other sources, the author offers a coast-to-coast survey of Volstead crime. Readers will find the Volstead outlaws to be as fascinating"--

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Prohibition's Liquor Smugglers

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   This book is a comprehensive, coast-to-coast overview of the illegal liquor traffic during Prohibition. Its scope and depth are both impressive. The author begins with a very brief explanation of the politics behind the 18th...
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