Dangerous Times of Prohibition Era America Front and Center in Joan Winghart Wilcox Sullivan’s Book

Author writes about her family in 1920’s America, ‘Bernie, You’re a Bootlegger!’

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Told through the perspective of the bootlegger’s daughter, “Bernie, You’re a Bootlegger!” gives a glimpse into how Prohibition affected one family and an entire nation.

Hilton, NY (PRWEB) February 01, 2013

When Prohibition arrives in 1920, it changes the lives of almost every person living in America. In Joan Winghart Wilcox Sullivan’s novel, “Bernie, You're a Bootlegger!: A Family’s Escapades during the Prohibition Era” (published by Trafford Publishing), Bernie Winghart is one such American affected by the illegalities of alcohol.

Instead of pursuing a career as a factory worker or mechanic, Bernie vows to “save the people” from bad liquor. He teams up with his brother, Joe Winghart Jr., and his sister-in-law, Mayme Schaller Winghart, to illegally sell alcohol to the masses. Known as the “Bootlegging Trio,” they profit handsomely.

Even so, this formerly upstanding family from upstate New York is now part of a secret underworld of lawbreakers that includes sinister gangsters. There is danger everywhere, and Bernie is so intimidated that he promises never to marry until he’s out of the business. He goes from woman to woman, breaking hearts.

Told through the perspective of the bootlegger’s daughter, “Bernie, You’re a Bootlegger!” gives a glimpse into how Prohibition affected one family and an entire nation.

“Bernie, You're a Bootlegger!”
By Joan Winghart Wilcox Sullivan
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 88 pages | ISBN 9781426934544
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 88 pages | ISBN 9781426934537
E-Book | 88 pages | ISBN 9781426934551
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Joan Winghart Wilcox Sullivan formerly lived near Braddocks Bay in upstate New York, where “Bernie, You’re a Bootlegger!” is based. Several of her family members were once bootleggers, and she conducted extensive genealogical research to write this book.

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