LAWLOR, Allison. Stories of our Past.
Title: Rum-Running. First Edition.
Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2009, ISBN:9781551097343
Seller ID: 95751
LAWLOR, Allison. Rum-Running. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (2009). First Edition. Pp [i]-v,(1),1-122. Illustrated throughout. Maps in text. Index. 8vo, blue photo-illustrated cardcovers. In the Stories of Our Past series. Allison Lawlor (b. 1971) resided in Prospect, Nova Scotia at the time of publication. "Atlantic Canada's rum-runners were some of the most daring mariners ever to sail the high seas, braving the threats of rival smugglers, prates, and law enforcers to sneak liquor into the United States and reap the financial rewards of Prohibition. Their stories of ocean adventure,dangerous sea chases, and audacious escapes hve been told and retold since Prohibition.'s heyday in the 1920s, evolving into folklore and becoming on e of the most fascinating aspects of Atlantic Canada's past. In Rum-Running, journalist and author Allison Lawlor tells the stories of some of the region's most notorious liquor smugglers and their exploits and adventures both on land and at sea. From the tales of the infamous rum-running ships I'm Alone and Nellie J. Banks to the true story behind the phrase "The real McCoy" to the escapades of Albénie J. Violette (a.k.a. Joe Walnut), the biggest and most ruthless of all the booze czars in New Brunswick, Rum-Running isthe rollicking story of one of the most captivating and controversial chap ters of Canadian history." - from rear. Contents : 1. Prohibition on Both Sides of the Border. 2. The Real McCoy. 3. How the Operation Ran. 4. Danger on the Seas: Nova Scotia's I'm Alone. 5. New Brunswick Rum-Running, Land and Sea. 6. Last of the Maritime Rum-Runners, Prince Edward Island's Nellie J. Banks. 7. Efforts to Quash Rum-Running. 8. The End of Prohibition. With bibliography and index. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 9.00