Moonshine: A Global History

Author(s): Kevin R. Kosar

Wine & Drinks

No matter where you go on earth, there is moonshine. It has been made from just about every imaginable foodstuff: grapes, grain, raw sugar, tree bark, horse milk and more. College students in the developed world drink it; so do day labourers in the world's poorest slums and villages. All moonshine has two characteristics: it is highly alcoholic, and it is illegal. Kevin R. Kosar tells the colourful history of moonshine with characters that range from crusading lawmen, earnest farmers and clever tinkerers, to vicious smugglers and ruthless gangsters; from pontificating poets and sneaky swamp-rats, to adolescents looking for a thrill.


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Kevin R. Kosar is the author of Whiskey: A Global History (Reaktion, 2010). He lives in Washington, DC.

General Fields

  • : 9781780237428
  • : Reaktion Books
  • : Reaktion Books
  • : April 2017
  • : 197mm X 120mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 364.1332
  • : 176
  • : 60 illustrations, 40 in colour
  • : Kevin R. Kosar
  • : Hardback