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9781927527252
5.5 x 8.5 Inches (US)
144 pages
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CDN$ 9.95
BISAC: HIS054000
BISAC: HIS036110
BISAC: HIS006000


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Rum-runners and Renegades
Whisky Wars of the Pacific Northwest, 1917-2012
Amazing Stories
by Rich Mole
Release Date: 2013

CDN$ 9.95

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.

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144

ISBN-13:

9781927527252

Format:

paperback

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5.5 x 8.5 Inches (US)

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Heritage House Publishing

Bisac:

HIS054000, HIS036110, HIS006000


Rum-runners and Renegades: Whisky Wars of the Pacific Northwest, 1917-2012
Amazing Stories
by Rich Mole
9781927527269
BISAC: HIS054000
BISAC: HIS036110
BISAC: HIS006000
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