A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor
Author: Jaime Joyce
Category: Biography & Autobiography
DIVIn Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor, writer Jaime Joyce takes readers on an intoxicating tour of the enduring phenomena of moonshine in America./div
Author: Rob Thurman
Publisher: Penguin UK
Cal and his half-brother Niko's lives are settling back to normal after stopping their bloodthirsty relatives from bringing about the apocalypse. They've found a new apartment and even gainful employment by starting an investigative agency in partnership with a glamorous Upper East Side vampire. Of course, their clientele tends to be a little . . . unusual, but their money spends just the same. Their latest job is undercover work for the Kin - New York's werewolf mafia - to sniff out proof of a set-up by a rival. The location is Moonshine, a gambling club for the otherworldly and Cal figures it will be an easy in-and-out sort of job. But as Niko likes to point out, nothing is more dangerous than overconfidence and when a brawl gets out of hand, it looks like he's right. Are Cal and Niko being set up themselves? And by people whose bite is much worse than their bark . . .
A Global History
Author: Kevin R. Kosar
Publisher: Reaktion Books
You might think moonshine only comes from ramshackle stills hidden away in the Appalachian Mountains, but the fact of the matter is we’ve been improvising spirits all around the world for centuries. No matter where you go, there is a local bootleg liquor, whether it’s bathtub gin, peatreek, or hjemmebrent. In this book, Kevin R. Kosar tells the colorful and, at times, blinding history of moonshine, a history that’s always been about the people: from crusading lawmen and clever tinkerers to sly smugglers and ruthless gangsters, from pontificating poets and mountain men to beleaguered day-laborers and foolhardy frat boys. Kosar first surveys all the things we’ve made moonshine from, including grapes, grains, sugar, tree bark, horse milk, and much more. But despite the diversity of its possible ingredients, all moonshine has two characteristics: it is extremely alcoholic, and it is, in most places, illegal. Indeed, the history of DIY distilling is a history of criminality and the human ingenuity that has prevailed out of officials’ sights: from cleverly designed stills to the secret smuggling operations that got the goods to market. Kosar also highlights the dark side: completely unregulated, many moonshines are downright toxic and dangerous to drink. Spanning the centuries and the globe, this entertaining book will appeal to any food and drink lover who enjoys a little mischief.
Author: R. M. Schroeder
Publisher: Knaur eBook
Südstaaten-Romantik und Prohibition – ein abenteuerliches Frauenschicksal, ein Gangster- und Liebesroman zur Zeit der „Roaring Twenties“. Mallory Kendrick träumt den amerikanischen Traum von einem besseren Leben, doch auf ihrer kleinen Farm in Virginia, wo sie mit Vater und Bruder lebt, reicht es gerade fürs Nötigste. Es ist die Zeit der Prohibition, und Mallory entdeckt ein besonderes Talent: Bald schon ist sie für ihren ausgezeichneten Whisky als ›Mallory Moonshine‹ bekannt und gerät immer mehr in den Sog einer schillernden Halbwelt. Aus der abenteuerlustigen jungen Schwarzbrennerin wird eine Getriebene, die ihren Weg finden muss und schließlich ganz eigene Ziele verfolgt inmitten zwielichtiger Verehrer, den Hütern des Gesetzes und skrupellosen Gangsterbossen im verruchten Kosmos der Zwanziger Jahre ...
Its History and Folklore
Author: Esther Kellner
Category: Distilling, Illicit
An investigative study of the hostile conflicts between moonshiners and revenue men reveals uncanny tales about distilleries and raids in Kentucky and Indiana.
A Celebration of America's Original Rebel Spirit
Author: John Schlimm
White lightning . . . XXX . . . Firewater. Whatever you call it, moonshine is America’s original rebel spirit. This ultimate must-have for aspiring moonshine connoisseurs, boozy history buffs, and party seekers everywhere is a buzz-worthy ride through moonshine’s legendary history. From its roots in the hollows of Appalachia and keeping the good times flowing through Prohibition to its headlining status today as a pop culture icon, Moonshine tells the rip-roaring story of the moonshiners who became folk heroes for the ages and how their batches of XXX endure as the favorite thirst-quencher of millions. While stirring the rebel in each of us, Moonshine also gives you a bootleg up on hosting get-togethers and parties with a dream stash of 100 recipes for infusions and cocktails using moonshine as a main ingredient—Moonshine Monkey, Dirt Road Colada, Lemongrass & Mint Mojito, Smokey Mountain S’More, and many more. Plus, other fun-starters throughout the book include moonshine-themed playlists and a how-to for throwing an unforgettable moonshiner’s movie night. Moonshine: A Celebration of America’s Original Rebel Spirit proves once and for all that the best things in life still come in jugs and Mason jars.
Author: Alaya Johnson
Publisher: Knaur eBook
The Golden Twenties ... Illegale Bars florieren und das Nachtleben in den Jazz-Clubs ist ausgelassen wie nie zuvor. Doch New York hat auch eine dunkle Seite: Kriminalität und Korruption gehören zum Alltag und die Schwachen werden ausgebeutet – egal, ob es sich dabei um Frauen, Immigranten oder Vampire handelt. Zephyr Hollis tut alles, um diese Welt ein bisschen gerechter zu machen. Den Djinn Amir amüsieren ihre Bemühungen, trotzdem bittet er sie um Hilfe: Zephyr soll den Vampir Rinaldo, einen Drogenboss, für ihn finden. Sie macht sich auf die Suche, anfangs weil sie das angebotene Geld braucht, später aus viel persönlicheren Gründen. Dabei gerät sie in ein tödliches Netz aus Hass, Machtgier und Ignoranz ... Moonshine - Stadt der Dunkelheit von Alaya Johnson: Fantasy im eBook!
Author: G.D. Penman
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
A body in the mud by the Miskatonic River is just an average day for Detective Vergil Levard. But when the cadaver shows signs of something more sinister afoot, Vergil is forced to make a deal with the devil and work with the leader of the local bootleggers, Jimmy Hogan, to track down the killers. If Vergil were a normal copper, the strange sigil wouldn’t have meant anything to him. If Hogan were a normal mobster, Vergil wouldn’t be falling for him. And if the fishing village of Innsmouth were a normal smuggler’s front, neither of them would have to fear for their sanity. With darkness closing in and some terror from the deep creeping up behind them, Vergil and Hogan have nothing left to hold onto except each other.
Author: Shamir A. Jackson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Moonshine is the book of poems that grabs the heart. Moonshine comes from a personal experience about a child who could be loved by a father who never got the chance to hold him/her. An encounter with wonderful people who has been an inspiration for moonshine, Mrs. Polite was a stranger in person but a good friend of heart. The encounter with her was one of meaning and beauty. Collections of other meaningful and mystical poetry that may give one the sense of being under the moon with its silver light, personal experiences detailed from the path of darkness to the avenue of light, an uplifting poetic look into the heart, mind, body and soul. Gripping the internal and external feeling of the everyday life and experiences! Love is all that moonshine has to offer in and out. Teaching humanity that we are all champions of love.
Author: Snoo Wilson
Publisher: A&C Black
A surreal fantasy plunging Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into a perilous intergalactic conflict Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - the author, spiritualist and creator of the great rationalist detective, Sherlock Homes - is in search of home-grown fairies in the English village of Cottingley. Suddenly he is catapulted into another world and while impending collision with the meteorite Caledonia threatens catastrophe, he embarks on a fantastic journey with Abraxas 365, the god of gods, to meet the malevolent media magnate Moloch and his raving teenage daughters. "Weird and wonderful happenings in Plymouth as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is discovered in search of fairies..." (Guardian)
A magical romantic comedy
Author: Christina Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
For Cleo Moon, some things just never go according to plan... Newly single and unemployed, Cleo Moon ups sticks and moves to the gloriously rustic hamlet of Lovers Knot. With its host of mad but delightful neighbours, she very soon feels at home, especially when she finds The Most Beautiful Boy in the World slumped on her doorstep - the drop-dead-gorgeous and achingly-upper-class Dylan Maguire. But when she is given the taxing task of organising the annual Harvest shindig, things become a little more complicated for Cleo. Dusting off an old book on winemaking she decides to concoct a new harvest tipple, and by the time she's uncorked the first bottle, nothing in Lovers Knot will ever be the same again...
A Cultural History of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series
Author: Mark D. Howell
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
NASCAR Winston Cup stock car racing is America s fastest growing and most popular spectator sport. This book is a cultural and social reading of Winston Cup racing, the people who made the sport what it is today, and the corporations who sponsor the participants during their thirty-two race, ten-month quest for the national championship."
Author: Susan Dexter
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From losing his master's chickens to burning down the mayor's house, young wizard-to-be Tristan's adventures always seem to go wrong... until a talking cat named Thomas adopts him! Together, they may be able to replace the chickens, set things right with Tristan's wizard master... and start to discover Tristan's true powers. A delightful fantasy for the young and young at heart!
An Amateur Outlaw's Adventures in Moonshine
Author: Max Watman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In Chasing the White Dog, journalist Max Watman traces the historical roots and contemporary story of hooch. He takes us to the backwoods of Appalachia and the gritty nip joints of Philadelphia, from a federal courthouse to Pocono Speedway, profiling the colorful characters who make up white whiskey's lore. Along the way, Watman chronicles his hilarious attempts to distill his own moonshine -- the essential ingredients and the many ways it can all go wrong -- from his initial ill-fated batch to his first successful jar of 'shine. It begins in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, where drunk and armed outlaws gathered in the summer of 1794. George Washington mustered 13,000 troops to quell the rebellion, but by the time they arrived, the rebels had vanished; America's first moonshiners had packed up their stills and moved on. From these moonshiners who protested the Whiskey Tax of 1791, to the bathtub gin runners of the 1920s, to today's booming bootleg businessmen, white lightning has played a surprisingly large role in American history. It touched the election of Thomas Jefferson, the invention of the IRS, and the origins of NASCAR. It is a story of tommy guns, hot rods, and shot houses, and the story is far from over. Infiltrating every aspect of small-scale distilling in America, from the backyard hobbyists to the growing popularity of microdistilleries, Chasing the White Dog provides a fascinating, centuries-long history of illicit booze from an unrepentant lover of moonshine.
Author: David W. Maurer
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
" When the first American tax on distilled spirits was established in 1791, violence broke out in Pennsylvania. The resulting Whiskey Rebellion sent hundreds of families down the Ohio River by flatboat, stills on board, to settle anew in the fertile bottomlands of Kentucky. Here they used cold limestone spring water to make bourbon and found that corn produced even better yields of whiskey than rye. Thus, the licit and illicit branches of the distilling industry grew up side by side in the state. This is the story of the illicit side -- the moonshiners' craft and craftsmanship, as practiced in Kentucky. A glossary of moonshiner argot sheds light on such colorful terms as "puker," "slop," and "weed-monkey." David Maurer's tone is tongue-in-cheek, but he provides a realistic look at the Kentucky moonshiner and the moonshining industry.