Friday, June 2, 2017

Booze: The Impact of Whiskey on the Prairie West by James Henry Gray

Author Name    Gray, James Henry 
Title   Booze: The Impact of Whiskey on the Prairie West

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Rexdale, Ontario, Canada Macmillan of Canada 1972

ISBN Number    0770508936 / 9780770508937 

Inscription   Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID   017924

Hardcover. In near fine condition, with a very good DJ, a 3/4 inch closed tear at the top of front panel. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Wide open boozing was a fact of life in the pioneer west of Canada. And it didn't stay in Canada - booze runners came into the states. In Winnipeg, there is a legend that the city had an informal arrangement with Ginger Snooks, its most famous scavenger, to make a midnight sweep of the alleys behind the Main Street hotels with horse and wagon during the late fall and winter, and to cart the passed-out drunks to the police station. His fee was one dollar per body delivered.
Price = 30.00 USD

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