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Focusing on the Chesapeake Bay area, Mills (a journalist and historian associated with the U.S. Naval Institute) depicts those on both sides of the law during prohibitionbootleggers, still-operators, and mobsters, as well as the police, federal agents, Coast Guardsmen, and temperance crusaders. His account draws from local lore, with the backing of newspaper reports and government documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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PA hard cover New English. When Prohibition was the law, Chesapeake Bay was a smuggler's paradise. Rogues of all types transported boatloads of forbidden liquor in the days ... when America experimented with forced, and unforeseeable, temperance. In a style reminiscent of the era it describes, Eric Mills brings to life the world of mobster and preacher, rumrunner and revenue man, moonshine and "real McCoy." It was a whiskey-soaked age that was supposed to be dry. Prohibition may have been the law of the land, but the Chesapeake Bay country was awash in illegal alcohol. The marshes were teeming with hidden stills, and bootleg liquor was smuggled throughout the waterways and adjoining countryside by daring men in fast boats and faster cars. Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties is a saga of people-watermen and steamer captains, mob racketeers and "legitimate" businessmen-all of them wanting part of the action. In the maze of bay waters, boats played a key role in that action, many disguised as workboat Read more Show Less

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Focusing on the Chesapeake Bay area, Mills (a journalist and historian associated with the U.S. Naval Institute) depicts those on both sides of the law during prohibitionbootleggers, still-operators, and mobsters, as well as the police, federal agents, Coast Guardsmen, and temperance crusaders. His account draws from local lore, with the backing of newspaper reports and government documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870335181
  • Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 "I Love to Hate You," 3
2 "One Hundred Illegal Stills Where There Was Only One," 31
3 Scotch and Water 64
4 Wading in Whiskey 99
5 "Subject: Increased Activity, Rumrunners," 122
6 "The Lure That Takes Us off the Beaten Track," 146
Notes 171
Bibliography 181
Index 185
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2000

    Smugglers and Speakeasies...This one has it all!

    Here is another fine presentation by Eric Mills, author of CHESAPEAKE BAY IN THE CIVIL WAR. This book of popular nonfiction gives a fascinating account of the rise of the advocates of an alcohol-free United States and the ultimate failure of their attempt to make teetotalers of the entire population. Mills writes with humor and a style that keeps the reader spellbound from the first page to the last.

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