Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties

Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties

by Eric L. Mills
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Chesapeake Rumrunners of the Roaring Twenties by Eric L. Mills

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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ISBN-13: 9780870335181
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2009
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,332,560
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.91(d)

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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.