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Jackass Brandy

Buti, Bruno

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ISBN 10: 096489601X / ISBN 13: 9780964896017
Published by Buti Publications, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Nicely inscribed by author to previous owner. Tight copy in pictorial dust jacket. 369pp. A tale of legendary men, bootleggers that defied the unjust laws of prohibition, the Robin Hoods of the Roaring Twenties. Bookseller Inventory # 039666

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Title: Jackass Brandy

Publisher: Buti Publications, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Inscribed By Author

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From blogcritics.org Wine connoisseur? Think you know California Wine Country? Not if you haven't run across these true stories of prohibition in San Francisco, replete with bootleggers, cops, prostitutes, gangsters, grape and gunshot, in Rumbling Wine Barrels and its companion volume, Jackass Brandy. Author Bruno Buti spent his childhood observing some of these events firsthand, and collected the tales of others from family and friends. His free-wheeling informal style makes the books easy to read. In Rumbling Wine Barrels, Buti has combined the patchwork of family history into a lively account of the running battles between "wine hijackers" and Buti's father, federal agents, Sicilian mobsters from New Jersey, assorted cops and "soiled doves", and a perfectly twisted scheme to make money and mayhem. Buti warns us that while the story may not be perfectly true in every detail, it is a faithful rendition of the struggles that Prohibition generated. Italian emigrants in the wine country in particular, already fighting the hostility emigrants encounter everywhere, were hit hard by Prohibition. In Jackass Brandy, Buti continues the tale of his father's rise to become Capo of the local bootleggers, battling the hijackers from the other side as a producer of the high-proof alcohol known as jackass brandy. Now the Italians are battling not only the lawmen and rival mobs of Rumbling Wine Barrels, but also lawyers: their own turncoat counsel ("a crook in his own right") and the politically-ambitious District Attorney of Amador County, the Honorable Earl Warren. Buti tells how Warren: ...embarked on a campaign to throw the lot of them in jail: bootleggers, hijackers, tainted Federal agents, the Sheriff and his deputies, extortionists of their own making, crooked fellow lawyers... and any and all that had anything to so with the illegal alcohol and gambling trades. He was to give no quarter, not even to his own.

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