Rum-runners and Renegades: Whisky Wars of the Pacific Northwest, 1917-2012 by Rich Mole | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Rum-runners and Renegades: Whisky Wars of the Pacific Northwest, 1917-2012

Rum-runners and Renegades: Whisky Wars of the Pacific Northwest, 1917-2012

by Rich Mole
     
 

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On October 1, 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.


Rich Mole introduced readers to West Coast

Overview

On October 1, 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.


Rich Mole introduced readers to West Coast prohibition’s pioneer years in Scoundrels and Saloons: Whisky Wars of the Pacific Northwest, 1840–1917. In Rum-runners and Renegades, 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 bedeviled 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781927527269
Publisher:
Heritage House
Publication date:
05/15/2013
Series:
Amazing Stories
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Rich Mole is a former broadcaster, communications consultant and president of a Vancouver Island advertising agency. Fuelled by a lifelong fascination with history, he writes extensively about the events and people of Canada’s past.

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