Charles Thompson Book Release at Malaprop's

July 16

Charles Thompson’s book, The Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World, shines a light on Franklin County, Virginia and some of its illustrious history. Ron Rash (Serena, Burning Bright) says: “This fascinating book convincingly argues the importance of national policy in creating and sustaining what has been perceived as a regional phenomenon. Thompson refutes easy stereotypes and instead gives us a well written and well researched account of what Edith Wharton called ‘the hard considerations of the poor.’” Malaprop's

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