"This informative, engaging work wonderfully reveals the culture and colorful history of a region with intimate ties to the illegal production and distribution of alcohol during 'Prohibition.'"--Booklist
"A well-researched and well-written study and a thought-provoking portrait of 1930s Appalachia."--Library Journal
"Worthy of the attention of both scholars and an interested public."--The Historian
"An exceptionally passionate, sensitive, and complex analysis of Great Depression-era life in rural Virginia."--The Journal of Southern History
"Spirits of Just Men is an example of microhistory at its best."--H-Net Reviews
He has read many inserts from the book to me, so now I'm going to read it also.
The social history of Franklin County Virginia and moonshining is very interesting about life during the Depression in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
It is well written and I learned a lot about U.S. history while reading the book.
We live in Virginia, so anything about this era is treasured. Very well researched and written.Published 6 months ago by richard h russell
So shipping great. Story a little boring. More pictures and less history leading up to the moonshining would have been helpful.Published 19 months ago by hotdogirl
Well researched. plus plenty of personal/family stories. Very narrow in scope in that it concentrates on the Endicott area of Frankin County VA. But that is where I live. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by Burton White
I bought this book for my husband. He has read many inserts from the book to me, so now I'm going to read it also.Published on March 25, 2013 by R. Clear
Interesting read. I love these kinds of books, want to find more on Prohibition and history of the past Mountaineers and surrounding areas to PIttsburghPublished on January 15, 2013 by Amy E. Campbell