Bootleg : murder, moonshine, and the lawless years of prohibition
Source:Roaring Brook Press, Volume 1st, New York, p.154 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb Curr HV5089 .B66 2011
Keywords:Alcoholic beverage industry--United States--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, Alcoholic beverage law violations--United States--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, Prohibition--United States--Juvenile literature, Temperance--United States--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, United States--History--1919-1933--Juvenile literature
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.
Lexile measure 1250; Book level 9.1 ; Ages 12 and up; Awards: YALSA finalist, 2012