Alex Gabbard

Award winning author, photographer, poet & traveler

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Non-fiction: Moonshiners tell their stories of mid-century Appalachain region illicite whiskey making from "nuthin' to do but hoe corn and make moonshine" to millions of gallons of "mountain dew" that flowed from backwoods stills to the cities. Ride with the "revenooers" who were sent to stop them and their illegal trafficking in homemade whiskey. Real life as it was; interview selections from those who lived it. Also traces Robert Mitchum's 1958 movie "Thunder Road" and its real life connections in the Appalachian region.

"A darn good book." 5-stars -

ISBN: 0-9622608-3-5 2nd edition
Trade paperback with index
Illustrated, 240 pages