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.


SKU: B-DaddyM

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 By Sidney Saylor Farr Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822953470
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - June 30th, 1983

Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR By Neal Thompson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400082261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - August 28th, 2007

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