Good in Good jacket. 0137975635 This is a former library book with the usual identifiers. Hardcover. Since everyone thinks he knows what the oldest profession is, Jess Carr allows that the making and selling of strong spirits might have to be called mankind's second most enduring enterprise. Our founding fathers, anticipating the usual inseparability of man and drink, established liquor taxes and regulations almost as soon as they established a country! Here is the story of those spirited Americans who have tried to outsmart the Internal Revenue while servicing our thirst. The Second Oldest Profession is a careful tracing of this high-proof Americana-illicit whiskey-making-from fermenting in antiquity (and the monumental discovery of stillin') to early colonist and Indian ventures in the art, through the Whiskey Rebellion, the Civil War, Prohibition, right up to the present day of highly technical tractor-trailer moonshining. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed.
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