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The Rumrunners: A Prohibition Scrapbook

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A 10,000 copy seller in Canada, The Rumrunners offers a photographic history of the regular men and women who smuggled Canadian liquor to the United States during the roaring '20s. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of Prohibition.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 26th 2009 by Biblioasis (first published October 15th 2009)
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Liz
Feb 25, 2012 Liz rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
This was a good, informative book about Prohibition in the borders cities of Windsor, Ontario - Detroit, Michigan.

The book is quite repetitive. Many of the pictures aren't related to the subject matter. The 'interviews' don't appear to be in any particular order. Some of the 'interviews' would have been better expressed in a Q and A format.

All in all, it was a good book.
Aaron the Pink Donut
Feb 04, 2013 Aaron the Pink Donut rated it liked it
Shelves: history
Editorially this thing is a little bit of mess but well worth checking out. A lot of good information inside
Steve
Jul 31, 2014 Steve rated it liked it
The subject matter and even content of this book were great, but the organization is poor, which leads to repetition. A narrative style rather than a scrapbook with interviews would have been better.
Ken Washbrook
Jul 30, 2015 Ken Washbrook rated it really liked it
Sticks Washbrooke [sic], who is mentioned in the book, was a family member. He was nicknamed sticks because he had a wooden leg.
Debbie
Dec 22, 2012 Debbie rated it liked it
Great pictures of the time. The stories were taken from interviews of people who lived through it or who were relaying stories from family members. This led to a lot of repetition, but there were some interesting pieces of information I haven't read elsewhere.
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Marty Gervais is an award winning journalist, photographer, poet, playwright, historian, editor and teacher.

In 1998, he won the prestigious Toronto’s Harbourfront Festival Prize for his contributions to Canadian letters and to emerging writers. In 1996, he was awarded the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award for his book, Tearing Into A Summer Day. That book was awarded the City of Windsor Mayor’s A
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