Kathryn Smith: Methodists and Moonshiners Reading and Signing

Kathryn Smith: Methodists and Moonshiners Reading and Signing

January 11th 2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Calling Gilded Age history lovers! Join us at 6pm on Thursday, January 11th, in welcoming author Kathryn Smith to Hub City Bookshop. Smith will be taking us on yet another tour of Prohibition Era South in her newest book, Methodists and Moonshiners. This book is filled with history, fun facts, and even a few recipes to try out. Let us know you are coming or get a copy of the book with the link below! 


About the Book

Did you know George Washington drank his way through the South in 1791 and ran one of the country’s biggest distilleries after his presidency? Or that Methodists were even keener about drying up America than Baptists were? In Methodists and Moonshiners: Another Prohibition Expedition Through the South…with Cocktail Recipes, you’ll learn about the notorious murder at Atlanta’s Georgian Terrace Hotel, the peculiar story of Chang and Eng, the original Siamese Twins, who share a hometown with actor Andy Griffith, and the former enslaved man who taught Jack Daniel to make whiskey. In this companion volume to Baptists and Bootleggers, you’ll go to bars, distilleries, speakeasies, museums, and cemeteries and can sample vintage and modern cocktails from the comfort of home. History has never been so much fun!

About the Author

Kathryn Smith writes about history from her home in Anderson, South Carolina, often bringing her husband, Leo, along on journeys to investigate historical sites and, in the case of this book, bars and distilleries. Previous books include Baptists & Bootleggers: a Prohibition Expedition through the South… with Cocktail Recipes, Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre, Heiress, Explorer, Socialite Spy, which won the Benjamin Franklin Gold Award in biography from the Independent Book Publishers Association; and The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Partnership that Defined a Presidency, which was a finalist for the Southern Book Award in biography. She also co-authors the Missy LeHand Mystery Series with Kelly Durham. Kathryn had her first alcoholic drink, a frozen daquiri, while attending a Beta Club convention in high school; a friend smuggled in the blender in her suitcase. Her taste has improved since then.

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