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Author Blumenthal, Karen.

Title Bootleg : murder, moonshine, and the lawless years of prohibition / Karen Blumenthal.

Imprint New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Non-Fiction    363.41 BLU    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 154 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-138) and index.
Contents Valentine's Day 1929 -- The little Sheppard -- Hot and cold water -- Home destroyers and defenders -- A nation divides -- War! -- Dry! -- Milk and moonshine -- Snorky and Scarface -- Wet, again -- Success or failure?
Summary For more than a decade starting in 1920, millions of regular Americans ignored the law of the land. Parents became bootleggers, kids smuggled illegal alcohol, and outlaws became celebrities. It wasn't supposed to be that way, of course. When Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, prohibiting the sale and manufacture of alcohol in the United States, supporters believed it would create a better, stronger nation. Instead it began an era of lawlessness, when famous gangsters like Al Capone rose to fame, and many reconsidered their concept of right and wrong. This is the story of those years in American history-- the story of prohibition.
Subject Prohibition -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Temperance -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Alcoholic beverage industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Alcoholic beverage law violations -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- 1919-1933 -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781596434493

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