Tobacco, Trusts, and Trump: How America's Forgotten War Created Big Government

Tobacco, Trusts, and Trump: How America's Forgotten War Created Big Government

by Jim Rumford

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Overview

If you don’t know about the Tobacco Wars, you don’t know American history.

In Tobacco, Trusts, and Trump: How America’s Forgotten War Created Big Government, Jim Rumford reveals how the United States is headed toward the same turmoil that sparked a bloody war between the working class and the Great Tobacco Trust—and why the Establishment doesn’t want you to know about it.

Drawing on one of the largest private collections of Tobacco Wars primary documents and family ties to the conflict, Rumford shows how recent headlines—from the TEA Party to Occupy Wall Street to the election of President Donald J. Trump—echo the events leading up to America’s Forgotten War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732710405
Publisher: Brooksville Press
Publication date: 02/15/2018
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 792,358
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Jim Rumford is an entrepreneur, amateur historian, and CEO of Rumford Industrial Group.

During the Tobacco Wars, Rumford's own Great-Grandfather George Washington Kinney was attacked by "Night Riders," who also destroyed the family barns and tobacco crop. To help prevent history from ever repeating itself, Kinney compiled one of the largest private collections of Tobacco Wars primary documents in the United States. At six years old, Rumford discovered these documents and has been telling his Great-Grandfather's story ever since.

Part memoir, part history, and part warning, Rumford's first book, Tobacco, Trusts, and Trump: How America's Forgotten War Created Big Government, draws startling parallels between the causes and consequences of the Tobacco Wars, and America's political and economic challenges in the Age of Trump.

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Rumford grew up in Bracken County, Kentucky, and now resides in Dayton, Ohio.

Learn more about Jim Rumford and Tobacco, Trusts, and Trump at www.TheTobaccoWars.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What They Don’t Want You to Know

Chapter 1: “You’ve Never Worked a Day in Your Life”

Chapter 2: The Buck Stops with Buck Duke

Chapter 3: Night Riding

Chapter 4: United States v American Tobacco Co.

Chapter 5: When Government “Helps”

Chapter 6: Populists, Socialists, and the Taxes They Love

Chapter 7: Filling the Swamp

Chapter 8: When the Little Guy Stands Up for Himself

Chapter 9: The Ultimate Anti-Establishment Career Path

Chapter 10: Domestic Enemies

Chapter 11: Great Again

Chapter 12: More Work to Be Done

Conclusion: What’s the Future?

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