WHEN THE RIVERS RAN RED: An Amazing Story of Courage and Triumph in America's Wine Country.
Edition: Book club edition.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, (2009) dj. Hardcover - An account of how Prohibition affected wine-growers in California. "When Prohibition took effect in 1919, three months after one of the greatest California grape harvests of all time, violence and chaos descended on Northern California. Federal agents spilled thousands of gallons of wine in the rivers and creeks, gun battles erupted on dark country roads. . For the state's winemaking families - many of them immigrants from Italy - surviving Prohibition meant facing impossible decisions, whether to give up the idyllic way of life their families had known for generations, or break the law to enable their wine businesses and their livelihood to survive." Map, notes, bibliography, index. xx, 230 pp. ISBN: 978-0230605749.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.