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The History of Moonshine: The Exciting Story About The American Homemade Liquor by [Maxwell, Sonia]
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Today only, get this Kindle book for FREE. Regularly priced at $5.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

We all know the jokes about hillbillies and moonshine, but did you know that moonshine itself has a long and interesting history? While it is definitely something to chuckle at, it is also an interesting and quirky part of history. In fact moonshine itself is beginning to make a comeback as commercial businesses have begun selling it on the market. It has been slowly growing in popularity all across the US, not just in the southern states.

Those of us that are old enough to remember the old show The Beverly Hillbillies, will remember the ongoing gags about granny’s moonshine. Even some of us that weren’t around to see it aired have been exposed to these on classic TV stations. While you might not know anything about moonshine, you can tell from these jokes that seems to be pretty strong alcohol. That’s where most people’s knowledge about moonshine ends.

But did you know that moonshine is actually an American holdover from long, long ago? Do you know why moonshine was originally important to the national government? How did it become culturally and politically relevant in centuries past? How do the traditions of those original moonshiners still make themselves felt today? Did you know that they have even filtered into mainstream media?

This book will answer all of those questions and provide you with some recipes to use with the new commercially produced moonshines that are currently on the market. Enjoyed reading this book and wowing your friends and family with your new, slightly bizarre knowledge about moonshine!

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Tags: Moonshine, Liquor, America, History, Spirit, Homebrew, Recipes

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HASH(0xa012bba0) out of 5 stars A bit of history coming back to life. Feb. 18 2015
By Lindah - Published on
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Having grown up in shine country and having a relative that was a shine runner long before I was born I was curious as to what history has to say about the moonshiners. One reason not mentioned for making shine was the inability to transport corn to a market. A lack of road and trucks to haul the corn just were not there. Shine took up a lot less room and was transported over very narrow back roads or no roads at all for a much higher cost. My relative never talked about his exploits but it was always a theory of mine that they were also adrenalin junkies just like some of our ultimate athletics. Outwitting the law became a game. The recipes at the end of the book are excellent.
HASH(0xa012bd14) out of 5 stars Not as exciting as promised March 5 2015
By Megan - Published on
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This short eBook was poorly written. There were entire paragraphs that said the same thing the previous paragraph did, but worded slightly different.

Sonia Maxwell might have used different wording, but there were sections where the content repeated itself.

See? Annoying. It's like the popular essay-writing method students use to hit their word count.

At least it was free.
HASH(0xa0221f78) out of 5 stars Obscure, but Informative. March 23 2015
By Jarrett L. Rineer - Published on
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When I walk into a library, I would not think to automatically ask what is new in the Alcoholic section, but since it was a free book that I snagged up it was worth a gander. It was fun to read about the grassroots of NASCAR and what that had to do with a bunch of old hillbilly moonshiners. Overall, it was fun to read and easy to understand.
HASH(0xa0223168) out of 5 stars Interesting facts about moonshine Feb. 17 2015
By J. Winter - Published on
Well I never knew there were so many different facts about moonshine. It seems the history of moonshine goes back a long way too.
I found it very interesting too that the government actually a lot to do with moonshine. Overall a pretty interesting book.
HASH(0x9ffc7ac8) out of 5 stars The History of Moonshine Feb. 19 2015
By Timon - Published on
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Very interesting history trivia.
Who would have guessed that the humble Moonshine has got such a rich and varied story to tell.
And by the way, you do not have to be a lover of Moonshine to enjoy this book.
Great read, I'll recommend it.