The Moonshine War

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Doubleday, 1969 - Fiction - 236 pages
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"The finest thriller writer alive." -- "The Village Voice."

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It was Prohibition, and a big, hell-raising Son Martin had himself something special: $125,000 worth of Kentucky's finest home-made whiskey, no one was going to steal it. Because when it came to shooting, fighting, and outsmarting the Big Boys, Son Martin wasn't just good. He was bad . . .dangerous. . . and deadly.

"An absolute master." -- "The Detroit News."

"Elmore Leonard is the real thing. . . .he raise the hard-boiled suspense novel beyond the limits of the genre. . .he paints an acute picture of the world that is all too real and recognizable" -- "The Washington Post."

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Somewhere in between his Westerns and his crime fiction. Both chronologically in terms of history, as well as the kind of story he tells. Although to some extent, Dutch always wrote westerns even when he was writing crime fiction. Or vice versa. Read full review

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User Review  - Dominic Munsill - Goodreads

The specific publication of this volume that I read was rife with misspellings and typos, but that is upon the soul of the editor and I digress. To say that Elmore Leonard is a master of the strong ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
26
Section 3
39
Copyright

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About the author (1969)

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. 10/11/25 -- 8/20/13 Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014. Leonard died on August 20, 2013 from complications of a stroke he had earlier. He was 87 years old.

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