Whisky and Ice: The Saga of Ben Kerr, Canada's Most Daring Rumrunner

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Dundurn, 1995 - Social Science - 192 pages

During the Roaring Twenties, Ben Kerr was known as the "King of the Rumrunners." The U.S. Coast Guard put him at the top of the most-wanted list and offered a reward of $5,000. But ending up in Club Fed was not Kerr's only worry - he had to contend with Hamilton crime lords Rocco and Bessie Perri.

Whisky and Ice takes the reader back to the Prohibition era, when Canada and the United States were obsessed with "demon liquor" (not to mention the endless posturing by politicians). As Hunt aptly writes, the U.S. during Porhibition "was about as dry as the mud flats of the Mississippi at high tide."

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About the author (1995)

C.W. Hunt has taught high school history in Kingston, Belleville, and Peterborough. He currently lives in Belleville and for the past twenty years has operated his own business franchises in Fort Erie, Strathroy, Windsor, and Orillia. His earlier book, Booze, Boats, and Billions was a best-seller.

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