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Booksigning: Kathryn Smith’s New Hit: Baptists & Bootleggers!
October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pull up a barstool and get better acquainted with Carry Nation, Al Capone, George Remus, F. Scott Fitzgerald and a host of other historical personalities as you learn of the South’s unique role in the years 1920-1933 when alcohol was banned by the federal government.
This book takes you to major cities and small towns, all of which struggled between the Baptists and their teetotaling allies who preached temperance and the bootleggers who got rich providing what their customers couldn’t buy legally.
Kathryn Smith is author of the critically acclaimed biography of Marguerite LeHand, FDR’s private secretary and advisor, The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR and the Untold Story of the Partnership that Defined a Presidency (Simon & Schuster, 2016) and of Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy (Evening Post Books, 2019)