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Rumrunners, The

A Prohibition Scrapbook

by Marty Gervais

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post-confederation (1867-)
list price: $22.95
category: History
published: 2011
publisher: Biblioasis

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.

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Marty Gervais is an award winning journalist, photographer, poet, playwright, historian, editor and teacher. In 1998, he won the prestigious Toronto's Harbourfront Festival Prize for his contributions to Canadian letters and to emerging writers. In 1996, he was awarded the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award for his book, Tearing Into A Summer Day. He has twice won the City of Windsor Mayor's Award for literature, and has been the recipient of nearly two dozen Ontario Newspaper Awards for journalism.

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Marty Gervais

Marty Gervais is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and drama. In 1998 he won the prestigious Harbourfront Festival Prize for his contribution to Canadian literature. In 1997, he won the Milton Acorn People's Poetry Award for his collection Tearing Into A Summer Day. Gervais has worked for a number of newspapers. For 17 years, he was The Windsor Star's book editor. Currently he writes the thrice-weekly "My Town" column. He is also the University of Windsor's "resident writing porfessional," where he offers creative writing workshops to the public. In addition to his own writing, Marty Gervais is the publisher of Black Moss Press, one of Canada's oldest independent publishing houses.
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