Rotgut Rustlers

Whiskey, Women, And Wild Times In The West

Book Description

From 1920 to 1933, Prohibition was the law of the land, even in the relatively lawless new Western states—which were just a few years beyond their frontier origins. Throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Kansas, and elsewhere, bootleggers built their hideouts and organized crime flourished. Rotgut Rustlers is an unprecedented compilation of true stories about the wild outlaws and wild towns of the West during these years. This lively collection tells the stories of women bootleggers and their male compatriots—including tales of couples who emulated Bonnie and Clyde, of secret rendezvous, and of cops on the take.

About Turner, Erin H.