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ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROHIBITION, LEARN WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

In 1919, the National Prohibition Act was passed, making it illegal across America to produce, distribute, or sell liquor. With this act, the U.S. Congress also created organized crime as we know it. Italian, Jewish, and Irish mobs sprang up to supply the suddenly illegal commodity to the millions of peopl
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Hardcover, 640 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Hard Case Crime
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Benoit Lelièvre
Writing a long novel about historical event is a tricky business: the people most likely to pick it up are the people most likely of knowing how it ends. It's exactly what happens here. The selling point of this novel is not how it ends, but how it really happened. Some sort of dramatized secret history if you like. Told by one of prohibition's key figures Jimmy Alo.

I mean, this is not a bad novel. There are some killer character moments, which pleasantly color your reading. Featuring notably Me
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