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New Book on Moonshine

Unread postby gillmang » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:04 pm

From today's New York Times, a book review on a new book on moonshining and the white dog tradition:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/books ... dog&st=cse
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Re: New Book on Moonshine

Unread postby EllenJ » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:52 pm

You are the 2nd person to recommend this book to me.
I read a passage from it not long ago and it impressed me so much that I hand-copied it to a file so I could reference it later.
I have just now ordered a copy from Amazon.
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Re: New Book on Moonshine

Unread postby gillmang » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:19 pm

Thanks, John. Just a point of clarification: you are referring to a 1930's distilling text which I mentioned in another thread.

This thread (New Book on Moonshine) deals with a new book on moonshining in America.

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Re: New Book on Moonshine

Unread postby cowdery » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:57 pm

I haven't quite finished Max Watman's book, but it's very good. It's very hard to separate the romantic hokum from the reality of moonshining without coming off as a spoil sport, but he manages it.

The book is also exceptionally well written, so reading it is like floating down a river in an innertube. You're going somewhere, but it seems effortless.
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Re: New Book on Moonshine

Unread postby bunghole » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:40 am

cowdery wrote:I haven't quite finished Max Watman's book, but it's very good. It's very hard to separate the romantic hokum from the reality of moonshining without coming off as a spoil sport, but he manages it.

The book is also exceptionally well written, so reading it is like floating down a river in an innertube. You're going somewhere, but it seems effortless.


Yeah! I like that!

Same old moon. Same old shine. Effortless floating downriver? That's like banging a Sunday Morning hooker for free! You're going to Hell, but it sure does feel good!

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