Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition (2020)

Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Karen Blumenthal Bootleg Murder Moonshine and the Lawless Years of Prohibition It began with the best of intentions Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places Over time their protes
  • Title: Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
  • Author: Karen Blumenthal
  • ISBN: 9781596434493
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Karen Blumenthal It began with the best of intentions Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid off when a Constitional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the end of public drunkennessIt began with the best of intentions Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid off when a Constitional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the end of public drunkenness, alcoholism, and a host of other social ills related to booze Instead, it began a decade of lawlessness, when children smuggled and drank illegal alcohol, the most upright citizens casually broke the law, and a host of notorious gangsters entered the public eye Filled with period art and photographs, anecdotes, and portraits of unique characters from the era, this fascinating book looks at the rise and fall of the disastrous social experiment known as Prohibition.
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Karen Blumenthal Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal is a well researched, fascinating read about the causes and consequences of Prohibition in the U.S Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Sep , Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Paperback July , Karen Blumenthal Author Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition is fast paced non fiction perfect for anyone who s interested in American history, paricularly the s, gangsters, bootleggers, the history of alcohol in the US, the Eighteenth Amendment and the Constitution, and American politics. Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal There was an irony to the reality of Prohibition When the Eighteenth Amendment to The Review Room Bootleg Murder, Moonshine and the Nov , BOOTLEG MURDER, MOONSHINE AND THE LAWLESS YEARS OF PROHIBITION has a very detailed bibliography, and source notes on every chapter The bibliography is divided into sections such as Prohibition, Temperance and Alcohol, and Women and the WCTU. Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Find many great new used options and get the best deals for Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal , Paperback at the best online prices at eBay Free shipping for many products

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  1. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    This book was fascinating Blumenthal describes the historical background behind Prohibition how it came about as well as what went on during those thirteen years What I found most interesting was her description of it as a social experiment I d never thought of it that way before It was during those years that both my parents were born, and it gave me insight into why they held some of the ideas and attitudes they did It was during Prohibition that disrespect for the law really started, as peopl [...]

  2. Anastasia Tuckness

    This book is narrative nonfiction at its best Packed with photos, true stories of both famous people and bit players, layered with facts than seems possible for its size, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book I would recommend it to upper grade schoolers, middle schoolers, and high schoolers who enjoy learning about history I think the content is fine for the JNF audience.Things I learned these may be spoilers Morris Sheppard was a rather unassuming senator who was one of the major driving for [...]

  3. Sarah Wright

    Sometimes I geek out over a book and wonder how I could have ever repressed my social science background Reading this book has occasioned one of those epiphanies I ve referenced details from Bootleg at least three times since I started reading it a few days ago and had to pull myself away from Al Scarface Capone s page Yes, I use if I am simply satisfying my own guilty pleasures Of course, with the long discussion of the temperance movement before you get to any real details about gangsters and [...]

  4. Rebecca Honeycutt

    This book made me wish that I was a middle school student with a report to write It conveyed enough facts to make a good paper, but was entertaining enough that I wanted to keep reading it Blumenthal kicks off the book with the Valentine s Day Massacre, then takes readers step by step through the social climate of the temperance movement, the politics of prohibition, the rise of crime that contributed to end of prohibition, and the lasting effects of prohibition on our country s attitudes toward [...]

  5. Sunday Cummins

    Blumenthal s writing is always solid and her research is exquisite Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition 2011 is no exception This would be a great read for students who are researching prohibition or this time period and wanting lots of juicy interesting details Blumenthal s purpose is to explain the many, many factors involved in the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment and then in the repeal of this amendment as well She employs an enumerative chronological text struc [...]

  6. Jamie

    Jamie PoormanBlumenthal, K 2011 Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition New York Roaring Book Press.Genre InformationalFormat Print hardcover, 154 pages Awards 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year titleOne of School Library Journal s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist in 2012Selection Process Junior Literary Guild selection, Booklist review Incredibly well researched and written in an easy to read, flowing manner, yet jam packed with i [...]

  7. Marjorie Ingall

    All the thinky thoughts Jews are currently talking about Jews and Booze, a book for grownups about, uh, Jews and booze The NYTBR evaluation was dead on the title was the best thing about it The writing was leaden and repetitive and un zingy Karen Blumenthal s book, on the other hand, which is for KIDS and about prohibition in general not just about the Jews, though it talks a lot obviously about religion s role in the struggle and also about some of the nutty Jews involved in both the bootleggin [...]

  8. Jenn Estepp

    Pretty decent, although I was slightly underwhelmed I think, however, that s because I actually know a lot about prohibition and that time period already it s one of my favorites It s a little difficult for this not to seem a bit simplistic, going in with that sort of knowledge But, I suspect that if I were target audience, I might find it fascinating Another minor quibble is that it occasionally felt a little judgmental, but I might be reading into things What I did super appreciate was the w [...]

  9. Anna

    Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the lawless years of prohibition Karen Blumenthal 2011Genre non fictionFormat juvenile non fictionPlot Summary Offers information about Prohibition, temperance movements at the end of the eighteenth century, the Eighteenth Amendment, bootlegging, and gangsters.Considerations discussion of mobsters, alcohol, crime, etcReview Citation School Library Journal Nov 28, 2011 This enthralling text traces the nation s relationship with alcohol from our earliest settlers to [...]

  10. Ryann B.

    Even though it was a non fiction book, I did like it Since it is only about one topic, there was a lot of detail and it made me understands things a lot There were some pictures of people and things that happened during the time which help me understand also Though, I did think that the book was of murder instead of almost all of it being about prohibition and the years before and after it Even though it has its flaws, it was a very good book.

  11. Sarah -

    Interesting look at Prohibition geared toward YA teen readers Covered the prominent players that many would know based on a high school history class Interesting read.See my full review on my book blog allthebookblognamesaretaken.bld facebook AllTheBookBlogNamesA

  12. Amanda K

    A fascinating look at an aspect of American history that is often glorified The title says it all Middle grades teens reading.

  13. Shannonmde

    book review for TBP Blog I picked up Karen Blumenthal s book Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition, DB 74427 for several reasons 1 Why would you write a YA non fiction about alcohol 2 I grew up in St Louis, MO, home to the Anheuser Busch brewery and knew that during Prohibition they made drink called Bevo at the brewery and that the Clydesdales delivered beer to the White House when Prohibition was repealed 3 I wrote my senior thesis in college on the women s suffrage m [...]

  14. Richie Partington

    11 January 2011 BOOTLEG MURDER, MOONSHINE, AND THE LAWLESS YEARS OF PROHIBITION by Karen Blumental, Roaring Brook, May 2011, ISBN 978 1 59643 449 3 Ninety nine bottles of beer on the wallNinety nine bottles of beer very long song we sang on the school bus while traveling to my first NY Yankees game in 1964 Prohibition, as it was called, was a grand social revolution that was supposed to forever end drunkenness, reduce crime, and make life better for America s families Nine years later, the resul [...]

  15. A. Cooper

    Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibitionby Joshua C CohenGives a balanced view of one of the most interesting eras of 20th century American history May lack action for those drawn in by the murder of the titleWhat do young adult readers look for in a non fiction book Often, teen non fiction concerns itself with the darker, sordid side of human history such as award winning books such as Hitler Youth and American Plague Karen Blumenthal adds to this tradition with her new b [...]

  16. Jake

    Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition provides an overview of the brief period of time in US history known as prohibition in the 1920 s Blumenthal takes the reader on a journey through the prohibition time period including some precursor events and final result after prohibition ended The book offers well studied material accompanied by graphs, statistics, and pictures from the historical period Everything is well documented with additional resources for anyone seeking [...]

  17. Leigh Collazo

    Read reviews at Mrs ReaderPantsVIEW I must admit I am NOT a nonfiction reader and rarely read nonfiction for anything than to gain information that I need for a specific and personal purpose The only reason I picked up Bootleg at all was to preview it for our upcoming Spirit of Texas Middle School committee meeting in a few weeks Bootleg has been nominated for this year s list, and I need to be able to debate whether it should be included on the list I had planned to read only the first couple [...]

  18. Jessica

    Summary As the book s title states, Bootleg is a non fiction book that discusses the rise, the fall, and everything in between in regards to the prohibition Included are the events and reasons behind why the prohibition began, the positive and negative effects of prohibition, and how prohibition came to a halt Besides just text, there are black and white photographs, comedic drawings, and advertisements In addition, the end of the book includes a glossary, bibliography, source notes, and an inde [...]

  19. Katie

    Recap Bootleg travels all the way back to the Pilgrims coming over on the Mayflower with their casks of beer and hard liquor Then it works its way through the events leading to the 18th Amendment aka Prohibition and finally winds up with the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th.All along the way, Bootleg is spiked with liquor related trivia, and insight into the minds of those who fought so hard to free America from the grip of alcohol.Review Oh BoB, I just never know what kind of book you re [...]

  20. David

    Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition by Karen Blumenthal is a well researched, fascinating read about the causes and consequences of Prohibition in the U.S Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places.Protests, petitions, and activism paid off when a Constitional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified Hailed as the end of public drunkenness, alcoho [...]

  21. Trekscribbler

    As I ve said in reviews before, the era of American Prohibition completely and utterly fascinates me for reasons that I d care to cite Because I ve had the good fortune to read so many of the scholarly efforts exploring this unique period in U.S history, I ve now been directed toward some of the books targeted at readers much younger than I and I m giving Karen Blumenthal s BOOTLEG MURDER, MOONSHINE, AND THE LAWLESS YEARS OF PROHIBITION an enthusiastic thumbs up.It s a quick read, briskly cover [...]

  22. Margo Tanenbaum

    This fascinating new narrative nonfiction book delves into the story of Prohibition, a unique and colorful decade in our country s history Author Karen Blumenthal , a long time journalist with the Wall Street Journal, puts her considerable writing skills to good use in explaining how the great social revolution known as Prohibition, which was supposed to forever end drunkenness, reduce crime, and improve the lives of America s families, led instead to a culture of lawlessness, bribery, gangsters [...]

  23. Lauren Stoolfire

    Blumenthal brings a balanced narrative of the well meaning intentions of creating a peaceful and safe society by enacting Prohibition as well as the lawlessness of the era Prohibition is, by some, considered a failed social experiment Blumenthal fully explores the truth behind this by examining how the righteous energy of the temperance movement affected national law However, after the law was passed with ideas of good intentions it essentially crumbled over the near fourteen years it was in ef [...]

  24. E.S.

    While this book was very educational, it was almost too boring at times It read like a textbook most of the time and I do not think this will appeal to teens at all unless they have a special interest in Prohibition The title itself Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition makes the book seem wild than it is, and doesn t coincide with the picture on the cover, which shows two men pouring bottles of alcohol into sewage Nothing wild about that The parts that were the most interesti [...]

  25. Kay Mcgriff

    Karen Blumenthal writes nonfiction the way it should be written I just wish my history textbooks in school had been written half as well as Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Roaring Book Press 2011 I would have learned a lot and enjoyed it, too.Blumenthal opens the book with one of the most chilling scenes from the Prohibition years the Valentine s Day Massacre in Chicago Then she backs up decades to trace just how we as a country ended up in such a place How did a [...]

  26. Franny

    My reviews are intended for my own info as a language arts teacher they serve as notes and reflections for teaching and recommending to students Therefore, spoilers may be present but will be hidden SUMMARY I have been on a roll with reading really good nonfiction, lately I knew I would like Bootleg Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition because I think Prohibition and the Jazz Age are endlessly fascinating, but Karen Blumenthal s book, geared for a YA audience, exceeded my expe [...]

  27. Barbara

    Readers who pay attention to the continuing war on drugs taking place in today s cities may be struck by the similarities by current law enforcement efforts and the climate that led to the passage and the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment Starting with the 1929 gangland shooting known as the St Valentine s Day Massacre, this excellent nonfiction book provides the background and describes the individuals most responsible for the Prohibition movement and then describes the consequences of Prohibi [...]

  28. Hilary

    This is a well rounded look at the colorful Prohibition era It takes into account both negative and positive aspects of the law that resulted in unintended consequences Prohibition was initiated to decrease lawlessness and drunkenness, but instead increased both Karen Blumenthal, a longtime writer for the Wall Street Journal, creates a highly readable nonfiction text that instantly engages the reader by opening with the 1929 Valentines Day massacre in Chicago and then highlighting the political [...]

  29. TeenRA Resource Teens

    Catherine s Response I really enjoyed this book Blumenthal has crafted an engaging, highly readable narrative about a turbulent time in American history, great for a fairly strong young reader The historical artwork and photographs dispersed liberally throughout help bring the story to life I felt the book had a good balance of text to illustrations So many history books are unbearably dull, but Blumenthal skillfully drew me in and held my attention Just when I would find myself drifting in the [...]

  30. Alicia

    A very easy read with a great many topics covered as the subtitle implies The black and white photos are fun to look at, especially with the propaganda photographs as legislation began to prohibit the sale of alcohol There were many characters involved from the president to the women who began movements to protect their homes from the evils of alcohol that had consumed their husbands as well as a few chapters about Al Capone and his contributions While the story isn t overly humorous, serious, o [...]

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