Moonshine Materials

Selling a bulky crop like corn, particularly when it's grown in a remote mountain setting, presents many challenges.  Resourceful farmers from the southern Appalachian region figured out years ago that with little more than a copper worm (condenser), and a hot fire, their corn harvest could be converted to ethanol.  Once concentrated by the distilling process, the commodity could be more easily moved to market.  The rich history of moonshining has inspired a number of books, songs and movies.  Here's a selection of the related materials we typically stock at City Lights Bookstore.

$25.00
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Me and My Likker: The True Story of a Mountain Moonshiner Cover Image
$56.25
ISBN: 9781450733380
Availability: We can probably get this title, but there may be extra shipping.
Published: Regina Sutton - March 16th, 2010

$28.00
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One of Popcorn Sutton's daughters penned this appreciation of the Haywood County maverick in 2009. - Spiral Bound


More Than Moonshine: Appalachian Recipes and Recollections Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780822953470
Availability: None new in store (we can order) but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - June 30th, 1983

Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807833841
Availability: Out of Print: used copies probably available. Ask us.
Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 1st, 2010

Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400082261
Availability: None new in store (we can order) but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask
Published: Broadway Books - August 28th, 2007

Moonshine!: Recipes * Tall Tales * Drinking Songs * Historical Stuff * Knee-Slappers * How to Make It * How to Drink It * Pleasin' Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781579906481
Availability: None new in store (we can order) but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask
Published: Lark Books (NC) - May 1st, 2007

King of the Moonshiners: Lewis R. Redmond in Fact and Fiction Cover Image
By Bruce E. Stewart (Editor), Durwood Dunn (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781572336407
Availability: We can probably get this title, but there may be extra shipping.
Published: University of Tennessee Press - February 1st, 2009

Mountain Spirits: A Chronicle of Corn Whiskey from King James' Ulster Plantation to America's Appalachians and the Moonshine Life Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780914875024
Availability: We can probably get this title, but there may be extra shipping.
Published: Bright Mountain Books - January 1st, 1974

More Mountain Spirits: The Continuing Chronicle of Moonshine Life and Corn Whiskey, Wines, Ciders & Beers in America's Appalachi Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780914875031
Availability: We can probably get this title, but there may be extra shipping.
Published: Bright Mountain Books - January 1st, 1980

Moonshiner's Daughter Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780578054209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doing Well Now Publishers - July 13th, 2010

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