Tar Heel Lightnin': How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World by Daniel S. Pierce will be published on October 21st 2019 by University of North Carolina Press.
Tar Heel Lightnin' is a fun and informative recounting of North Carolina’s storied history when it comes to illegal liquor and the moonshiners and bootleggers involved in making and distributing it. Pierce provides the reader with a well-rounded, thoroughly researched summary of the prevalence of moonshine since the early days in North Carolina up through Prohibition to the present. Pierce also shows the influence of moonshine on Hollywood as was as in the early days of NASCAR. Tar Heel Lightnin' is a must ready for anyone who is interested in learning more about moonshine or the history of North Carolina.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC.