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Rum-Runners & Renegades

by Rich Mole | 01 May 2013
Synopsis
On 1 October 1917, prohibition came into effect in the province of British Columbia. Washington and Oregon had gone dry the previous year. The ban on liquor sales led to deadly conflict and legal chaos in the Pacific Northwest, and the legacy of those "booze battles" continues into the 21st century. Author Rich Mole introduced readers to West Coast prohibition's pioneer years in Scoundrels and Saloons: Whisky Wars of the Pacific Northwest, 1840-1917. In this book he recounts the wild and wacky -- and sometimes tragic -- results of later prohibition laws through the exploits of both prohibitionists and prohibition-busters, among them Jonathan Rogers, a wealthy Vancouver builder and prohibition leader; the Billingsley brothers, a quartet of handsome bootleggers from Seattle; and enterprising Johnny Schnarr, Victoria's number-one rum-runner. From vicious marine hijackers and bedevilled police to corrupt politicians and frustrated drinkers on both sides of the border, this is an action-filled account of liquor and lawlessness on the West Coast.
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Synopsis
On 1 October 1917, prohibition came into effect in the province of British Columbia. Washington and Oregon had gone dry the previous year. The ban on liquor sales led to deadly conflict and legal chaos in the Pacific Northwest, and the legacy of those "booze battles" continues into the 21st century. Author Rich Mole introduced readers to West Coast prohibition's pioneer years in Scoundrels and Saloons: Whisky Wars of the Pacific Northwest, 1840-1917. In this book he recounts the wild and wacky -- and sometimes tragic -- results of later prohibition laws through the exploits of both prohibitionists and prohibition-busters, among them Jonathan Rogers, a wealthy Vancouver builder and prohibition leader; the Billingsley brothers, a quartet of handsome bootleggers from Seattle; and enterprising Johnny Schnarr, Victoria's number-one rum-runner. From vicious marine hijackers and bedevilled police to corrupt politicians and frustrated drinkers on both sides of the border, this is an action-filled account of liquor and lawlessness on the West Coast.
€12.59
37 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 2-7 working days.
Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9781927527252
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Publisher -
Published - 01/05/2013
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, History of the Americas
No. of Pages - 144
Weight - 202
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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