Brad Holden: Seattle Prohibition

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Mon July 8, 2019, 7 pm
Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill (Seattle)
Brad Holden's book chronicles the early wars between the city's vice lords and buzzkills, shedding light on the under-sung adventures of people such as Johnny Schnarr (a badass rumrunner), Frank Gatt (a bootlegger who stored his massive copper stills in dairy barns to hide the smell), and William Whitney (of the Seattle Prohibition Bureau, who was tasked with shutting all this down). Seattle Prohibition is full of great stories you'll tell at bars for the rest of your life. Here's my favorite one: Back in the day, a brothel on Elliott Bay was outfitted with trap doors in the floor. So if a man tried something a sex worker didn't like, she could pull a lever and watch him drop into the drink. Let's bring those back! by Rich Smith

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 Venue website