Dan Pierce’s New History of NC Moonshine

UNCA professor, Dan Pierce will visit City Lights Bookstore on Friday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. He will present his new book, Tar Heel Lightnin': How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World.  Wiley Cash, the author of The Last Ballad, said of the book, “Tar Heel Lightnin' is by turns illuminating and hilarious. Daniel Pierce is the rare academic who distills history to its most essential elements, ensuring that his readers will come away enlightened and entertained. For North Carolinians, the region we call home may influence our preferences in cuisine and sports teams, but there is no doubt that moonshine is as essential to our culture as pork and basketball. As usual, Pierce holds a mirror up to the South, allowing us to see ourselves, our culture, and our history through the clarity of his prose.”

 

 

Event date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3 East Jackson Street
City Lights Bookstore
Sylva, NC 28779
Tar Heel Lightnin': How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781469653556
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 21st, 2019

Corn from a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains Cover Image
By Daniel S. Pierce, Steve Kemp (Editor), Kent Cave (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780937207758
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - April 19th, 2013

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