Learn about both sides of Prohibition at the next Live@Lanier

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, August 2, 2022

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At Lanier Library, Tuesday, August 23 at 3 p.m., hear author Kathryn Smith’s lively stories about folks on the wet and dry sides of Prohibition. You may want to ask her where she uncovered so many speakeasy recipes for her new book, Baptists and Bootleggers: A Prohibition Expedition Through the South with Cocktail Recipes. Afterward, you may ask yourself if you would have been a law-abiding teetotaler from 1920 to 1933. 

In this latest work of non-fiction, Kathryn takes you on a delightful jaunt through the South with lawmen, crusaders, rumrunners, gangsters, and notables who enlivened the era. You will get better acquainted with Carrie Nation, Al Capone, George Remus, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to name a few. 

As an author, journalist, and American history speaker, Kathryn meticulously researches, observes, and interviews to bring her readers and listeners into the life and personality of history. 

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Kathryn is also the author of The Gatekeeper, Gertie, FDR and the Partnership That Defined a Presidency and a series of mystery novels featuring Missy LeHand co-authored with Kelly Durham. 

If you want to know how to take your own Prohibition expedition through hotels, bars, speakeasies, museums, and cemeteries, start at Lanier Library, located at 72 Chestnut Street in Tryon. For more information call 828-859-9535 or email www.thelanierlibrary.org