Moonshine Nation

Author: Mark Spivak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493012460
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Moonshine Nation. Moonshine is corn whiskey, traditionally made in improvised stills throughout the Appalachian South. While quality varied from one producer to another, the whiskey had one thing in common: It was illegal because the distiller refused to pay taxes to the US government. Many moonshiners were descendants of Scots-Irish immigrants who had fought in the original Whiskey Rebellion in the early 1790s. They brought their knowledge of distilling with them to America along with a profound sense of independence and a refusal to submit to government authority. Today many Southern states have relaxed their laws and now allow the legal production of moonshine—provided that taxes are paid. Yet many modern moonshiners retain deep links to their bootlegging heritage. Moonshine Nation is the story of moonshine’s history and origins alongside profiles of modern moonshiners—and a collection of drink recipes from each.


Author: Karen Blumenthal
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 1466801581
Size: 23.60 MB
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Bootleg. It began with the best of intentions. Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid off—when a Constitional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the end of public drunkenness, alcoholism, and a host of other social ills related to booze. Instead, it began a decade of lawlessness, when children smuggled (and drank) illegal alcohol, the most upright citizens casually broke the law, and a host of notorious gangsters entered the public eye. Filled with period art and photographs, anecdotes, and portraits of unique characters from the era, this fascinating book looks at the rise and fall of the disastrous social experiment known as Prohibition. Bootleg is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title. One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011. YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist in 2012.

Mississippi Moonshine Politics

Author: Janice Branch Tracy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1626197601
Size: 38.91 MB
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Mississippi Moonshine Politics. For most states, the repeal of prohibition meant a return to a state of legally drunken normalcy, but not so in Mississippi. The Magnolia State went dry over a decade before the nation, leaving bootleggers to establish political and financial holds they were unwilling to lose. For nearly sixty years, bootlegging flourished, and Mississippi became known as the "wettest dry state in the country." Law enforcement tried in vain to control crime that followed each empty bottle. Until statewide prohibition was finally repealed in 1966, illegal booze fueled a corrupt political machine that intimidated journalists who dared to speak against it and fixed juries that threatened its interests. Author and native Mississippian Janice Branch Tracy delivers an intimate look at the story of Mississippi's moonshine empire. Book jacket.

Friend Of The Devil

Author: Mark Spivak
Publisher: BlackOpalBooks
ISBN: 1626944512
Size: 65.44 MB
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Friend Of The Devil. It’s 1990, and some critics believe that America’s most celebrated chef, Joseph Soderini di Avenzano, cut a deal with the Devil to achieve fame and fortune. Whether he is actually Bocuse or Beelzebub, Avenzano is approaching the twenty-fifth anniversary of his glittering Palm Beach restaurant, Chateau de la Mer, patterned after the Michelin-starred palaces of Europe. Journalist David Fox arrives in Palm Beach to interview the chef for a story on the restaurant’s silver jubilee and quickly becomes involved with Chateau de la Mer’s hostess, Alessandra, unwittingly transforming himself into Avenzano’s rival. When the chef invites David to winter in Florida and write his authorized biography, he gradually becomes sucked into the restaurant’s vortex—shipments of cocaine coming up from the Caribbean; the Mafia connections and unexplained murder of the chef’s original partner; and the chef’s ravenous ex-wives, swirling in the background like a hidden coven. As Alessandra plots the demise of the chef, David tries to sort out hallucination and reality, while Avenzano plays with him like a feline’s catnip-stuffed toy.

Earnhardt Nation

Author: Jay Busbee
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062367730
Size: 45.97 MB
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Earnhardt Nation. A colorful, fearless portrait of the larger-than-life first family of NASCAR, the Earnhardts, and the rise of the world’s fastest stock car racing organization. More than sixty years ago, Ralph Earnhardt toiled in a cotton mill in his native North Carolina to support his growing family. Weekends he could be found going pedal to the metal at the dirt tracks, taking on the competition in the early days of box car racing and becoming one of the best short-track drivers in the state. His son, Dale Earnhardt Sr., would become one of the greatest drivers of all time, and his grandson Dale Jr, would become NASCAR’s most popular driver of the 2000s. From a simple backyard garage, the Earnhardts reached the highest echelons of professional stock car racing and became the stuff of myth for fans. Earnhardt Nation is the story of this car racing dynasty and the business that would make them rich and famous—and nearly tear them apart. Covering all the white-knuckle races, including the final lap at the Daytona 500 that claimed the life of the Intimidator, Earnhardt Nation goes deep into the fast-paced world of NASCAR, its royal family’s obsession with speed, and their struggle with celebrity. Jay Busbee takes us deep inside the lives of these men and women who shaped NASCAR. He delves into their personal and professional lives, from failed marriages to rivalries large and small to complex and competitive father-son relationships that have reverberated through generations, and explores the legacy the Earnhardts struggle to uphold.

The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music

Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857125958
Size: 37.70 MB
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The Encyclopedia Of Popular Music. This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.


Author: Matt Bondurant
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857867296
Size: 66.18 MB
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Lawless. Based on the true account of Matt Bondurant's grandfather and two granduncles, Lawless is a gripping, white-knuckle fable of bootlegging, brotherhood and revenge. White mule, white lightning, firewater, popskull, wild cat, stump whiskey, rotgut - whatever you called it, 1920s Virginia was awash with moonshine. The Bondurant Boys were notorious gangsters who ran liquor though Franklin County during Prohibition and in the years that followed. Lawless is their story.

Walking With Moonshine

Author: Lucy Daniels
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491701501
Size: 66.73 MB
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Walking With Moonshine. Praise for Walking with Moonshine This series of linked stories traces the journey of a sensitive child, then hospital-traumatized adolescent and young adult, who emerged, after psychoanalysis, as a brave young woman. This book is the inspiring story of how that woman ?nally realized her creative potential and found her own voice. —Gilbert J. Rose, MD Psychoanalyst and author of Trauma and Mastery in Life and Art In Walking with Moonshine, revered therapist and writer Lucy Daniels writes: “Aging is like dreaming. In both, you keep going back to places you know from the past and have to struggle with the feelings that journey evokes.” —Jill McCorkle Author of Life After Life From her vantage as a psychotherapist, Lucy Daniels looks back on a rich and varied life. This collection speaks to a wide experience of life and a wisdom borne of no little su?ering. —David Payne Author of Back to Wando Passo Lucy Daniels is a writer whose exceptional life experiences join seamlessly with her insightful stories to give us a multilayered view of the interaction of art and life. —Helene Brandt, Artist Dr. Daniels has crafted extraordinary stories of complex and creative lives. This book is inspiring reading for anyone interested in life’s struggles and redemption. —Charles C. Bergman Chairman of the Board of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Moonshine Markets

Author: Alan Haworth
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415935470
Size: 25.20 MB
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Moonshine Markets. Attention was given to their religious, educational and socio-economic status, giving readers a sense of the variety of products being consumed and the context in which the drinking takes place, including both the actual drinking environment and the broader socio-economic issues that may affect the way that beverages are consumed."