The rumrunners : a prohibition scrapbook


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Gervais, Charles Henry


Keyword(s):
Prohibition -- United States -- History. Prohibition -- Atlantic States. Smuggling -- Atlantic States. Contrebandiers -- Ontario -- Windsor, RÈgion de. Contrebandiers -- Michigan -- DÈtroit. Prohibition -- Ontario -- Windsor, RÈgion de. Prohibition -- Michigan -- DÈtroit.


Year:
1980


Pages:
149 p.


Publisher:
Firefly Books


Publisher location:
Thornhill, Ont.


Accession number:
7188973


Label:
Box 35


Notes:
ill., maps ; 28 cm. Foreword. Section one: rounders and rumrunners. 1. King Canada: Blaise Diesbourg's tales. 2. The battle of old crow and other tales -- the story of Walter Goodchild. 3. Assorted stories -- whiskey slides, starting in the business at five, iron boxes under the river. Section two: bylines about the bad old days. 4. Boozing in the dry days -- clippings about that era. 5. Being kidnapped by rumrunners -- Horace Wild. 6. Prohibition: the water highway -- by Ron Scott. Section three: the bad and the brash; Harry Low, Cecil Smith, Whitey Benoit and James Cooper. 7. Harry Low's millions. 8. Brains behind the bootleggers -- Fat Cecil Smith. 9. In the bad old days -- Vital and Whitey Benoit. 10. The amiable giant of prohibition -- James Scott Cooper. Section four: liquor flowed and the dice rolled. 11. The roadhouses. Section five: the law, the customs, the ticket collectors. 12. Officials on the fringe. 13. The fighting parson [Reverend J.O.L. Spracklin]. Section six: the purple rule of terror -- the Purple Gang of Detroit. 14. The Purple Gang: a Detroit gang that terrorized the liquor traffic, by Joseph Wolff. 15. Detroit's most famous mass murder, by Judge Donald E. Van Zile, as told to Harry E. Taylor. 16. The rivals -- the Licavoli Squad. 17. The good news. by C.H. Gervais. Book


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: HV5089; Dewey: 364.13309


ISBN:
ISBN: 0929668089


Research notes:
Marginalia; lines


Abstract:
Rum runners a prohibition scrapbook.


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