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Moonshine: A Life in Pursuit of White Liquor (A Ruminator Find)

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A wonderfully alive portrait of an American original who is the most successful revenue agent in the history of a state that has always been enormously productive of moonshine, also serving as a memorable account of life in backwoods Halifax County, North Carolina.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Ruminator Books (first published 1985)
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Carol Kowalski
Alec Wilkinson's prose practically reads itself. This enjoyable inside look at the folklore and science of illegal stills follows officer Garland Bunting of the North Carolina alcoholic beverage commission. (Mr. Bunting was later cast as the radio announcer in the movie "Bull Durham".) If you enjoy Wilkinson's writing for the New Yorker magazine, "Moonshine" is highly recommended.
Folksy, enjoyable and informative without giving away all the secrets; a quick read.
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