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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Rumrunners, The

A Prohibition Scrapbook

by (author) Marty Gervais

Publisher
Biblioasis
Initial publish date
Apr 2011
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897231623
    Publish Date
    Apr 2011
    List Price
    $22.95

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An illustrated history of bootlegging along the Great Lakes, Rumrunners gives us a sense of Prohibition -- and the larger-than-life rumrunners and bootleggers who thrived during it -- in a way that no document before or after has managed. This revised and enlarged 30th Anniversary edition brings back the original book with new stories and over 180 photographs and illustrations.

About the author

Marty Gervais was appointed Windsor's first Poet Laureate in 2011. Gervais has written more than a dozen books of poetry, as well as two plays and a novel. He is an award—winning journalist, poet, photographer and editor. In 1998, he won Toronto's prestigious Harbourfront Festival Prize for his contributions to Canadian letters and to emerging writers. He has won more than two dozen journalism awards for his work with the Windsor Star where he was best known for his "My Town" column. As a poet, Gervais was awarded the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award in 1996 for his book Tearing Into A Summer Day. That same book was also awarded the City of Windsor Mayor's Award for literature. Gervais won the same award again in 2003 for To Be Now: Selected Poems. He received the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2012.

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