Whiskey Wars


Subtitle: Life of Jim Hamilton, The
Author: Swafford, Thomas V. (Thomas Victor)
Binding: Softback
Cover Price: 45.00
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Publisher: Printing Partners
Copyright Year: 2008
Publication Year: 2008
LCCN#: 2008938071
Pages: 224
Address: Pikeville, TN
Dewey Decimal: 364.1/332092 B
LoC Classification: HJ5021 .S93 2008


Genre: Biography
Series: Bloody Bledsoe
Series Number: 1053
Condition: New
Shelf: 12
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Tommy Swafford reaches into years past to tell the story of Jim Hamilton, a man influenced by the times in which he lived - times of making whisky as a way to earn a living and settling scores according to a personal standard of justice. From Chapter 1 - Whiskey making and whiskey drinking led to a great deal of violence in Jim's life and the lives of others in Tennessee's Sequatchie Valley during the early and mid 1900s...... The Whiskey War of 1920 saw nine men go to battle over their competing home brews; six were severely injured by gunshot wounds. A few days later, another shooting resulted in death.... Jim Hamilton was caught up in many brawls and killings during his life; and relatives were not immune. Several of his family members suffered severe mental problems, and Jim ended up killing his drunken, unstable brother to stop him from abusing their mother on her deathbed. He was also implicated in the murders of his former sister-in-law and her new husband over whiskey dispute....