daniel stashower washington post featuring a host of colorful characters contraband is a fascinating and revealing book which makes a compelling case that smuggling and efforts to suppress it offer a window into broader historical issues including the american state political machines and economic enterprise. Contraband smuggling and the birth of the american century andrew wender cohen isbn 9780393065336 kostenloser versand fr alle bcher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Contraband smuggling and the birth of the american century by andrew wender cohen new york ny w w norton 2015 pp x 376 2795 with vignettes and notable characters ranging from congressmen pirates and a presidential assassin the author of this book spins a colorful story of smuggling intertwined in us history. An intimate of boss tweed gloriously dubbed the prince of smugglers and the head of a network spanning four continents and lasting half a decade lawrence scandalized a nation whose founders themselves had once dabbled in contraband since the revolution itself smuggling had tested the patriotism of the american people. Contraband smuggling and the birth of the american century by andrew wender cohen is an engaging and accessible book while at the same time meticulously researched it manages to be both entertaining and a serious work of scholarship a combination that is often aspired to but too rarely achieved
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