Run the Rum In
by Sally J. Ling
Discover the tricks of the trade: smuggling the liquor and evading the law. Learn of the dealings of Al Capone, the “Real McCoy,” Spanish Marie and Grace Lythgoe, the “Bahama Queen.”
In this history of prohibition in South Florida, author Sally J. Ling explores the impact on bootleggers and moonshiners on Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, presenting tales of rumrunning and lawbreaking as told through personal and written accounts.
“Regarded purely on the surface, the story of the ‘Whisky Running Industry’ is simply a first-class boy’s shocker. We are back again in the days of the buccaneers. Smugglers and pirates, grim tragedy and broad farce, craft knavery and audacity that sticks at nothing, secret islands and gold beyond the dreams of avarice: even romance in the person of the beautiful brunette, Miss Grace Lythgoe, a young lady of ‘striking personality and refined tastes,’ known to her associates as ‘Cleopatra, the Queen of the Bootleggers,’—they are all here.” The London Daily News, 1921