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Wetter than the Mississippi : prohibition in St. Louis and beyond

Author: Robbi Courtaway
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Reedy Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The book's centerpiece features the 1920s-era gangs that specialized in bootleg booze and bloodshed in St. Louis and southern and central Illinois. Also featured are the brewing and wine industries, law enforcement, elected officials, the Ku Klux Klan, home brewers and amateur bootleggers, nightspots around town, a failed whiskey-siphoning scheme and a high-profile beer protection scandal, historical background of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robbi Courtaway
ISBN: 9781933370378 1933370378
OCLC Number: 263683097
Description: viii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Robbi Courtaway ; with a foreword by Tom Schlafly.

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The book's centerpiece features the 1920s-era gangs that specialized in bootleg booze and bloodshed in St. Louis and southern and central Illinois. Also featured are the brewing and wine industries, law enforcement, elected officials, the Ku Klux Klan, home brewers and amateur bootleggers, nightspots around town, a failed whiskey-siphoning scheme and a high-profile beer protection scandal, historical background of prohibition, and more.

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