horded alcohol or established ties with those who could buy it from foreign sources,
especially from Canadian bootleggers, and smuggle it into the States. Of course, those
with the most connections were mobsters. Grandpa Mitnick had his eyes and ears open
and made his connections. For the sake of the family, of course.
My grandfather was not the only one capitalizing on the illegal distribution of alcohol.
Several books and many other sources have documented that Joseph Kennedy, the father
of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, made his fortune in the same manner.
Drinking of spirits of any kind and quality, from beer to the finest scotch, whiskey,
rum or wine, continued to be big business. When we think of this period of history, we
often envision it
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