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Book Pick: When the Rivers Ran Red

When the Rivers Ran Red
Author: Vivienne Sosnowski
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Price: $34.50 (Hardcover)

When Prohibition took hold in the U.S. in 1919, the crackdown on liquor and beer hampered more than the indiscretions of urban socialites. Banning alcohol meant destroying a way of life for its sellers, man­ufacturers and transporters. In When the Rivers Ran Red, newspaper editor Vivienne Sosnowski uncorks the history of wine production south of the border, chronicling the risk vineyards took to stay afloat. She reveals the fantastic gun battles and the illegal manoeuvres of law enforcement officials that ensued when when the government stomped on an industry.

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