Category Archives: Prohibition

William “Bill” McCoy – The Real McCoy

William “Bill” McCoy was born in Syracuse, New York in 1877. As a young boy, his father often entranced him with tales of naval war stores from his Civil War service. Upon moving to Philadelphia, McCoy recalled: “I started nosing about the … Continue reading

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Documentary – Prohibition and the South Florida Connection

On Friday, November 4, at 9:00 P.M. WLRN (PBS TV in Miami) aired the documentary “Prohibition and the South Florida Connection.” Steve Waxman did a fabulous job of producing this intriguing story using Run the Rum In as a catalyst for … Continue reading

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Nassau – Wall Street of the Illegal Booze Trade

When one walked down the streets of Nassau during the Prohibition era, he or she saw store fronts, like shoe or clothing stores, crowding the streets.  Dangling signs touted the distillary or supplier the proprietor  represented, and inside deals were … Continue reading

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Marie Waite – Fascinating Women of the Prohibition Era

To celebrate the publication of my latest book just before Christmas, I’m giving anyone who sees this page the opportunity to purchase the book at a discount. Click HERE  then put in coupon code 56HS5B87. This offer will be available for … Continue reading

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Elizebeth Friedman – Fascinating Women of Prohibition

While it is true the Prohibition era was dominated by men, the truth is, there were several women, some famous and some infamous, some on the side of the law and some outside the law, that played very prominent roles. This is … Continue reading

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Al Capone’s Miami

 COMING LATE 2015 – Al Capone’s Miami: Paradise or Purgatory? This year, I will publish the  newest book in my series South Florida During Prohibition. The new book, Al Capone’s Miami: Paradise or Purgatory?, will take a fascinating look at … Continue reading

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Mabel Walker Willebrandt – Fascinating Women of Prohibition

While it is true the Prohibition era was dominated by men, the truth is, there were several women, some famous and some infamous, some on the side of the law and some outside the law, that played very prominent roles. This is … Continue reading

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