Canada's History



How a Pro­hi­bi­tion Preacher Got Away With Mur­der

By Pa­trick Brode

Known as “The Fight­ing Par­son,” the Rev­erend J.O.L. Sprack­lin broke into a no­to­ri­ous Wind­sor road­house one chilly night in 1920 and shot and killed bar­keep Bev­erly “Babe” Trum­ble, so­lid­i­fy­ing Detroit-Wind­sor’s rep­u­ta­tion as the new Wild West. A pro­vin­cial liquor in­spec­tor al­ready known for his brash tac­tics, Sprack­lin never served a day of time. Rol­lick­ing and in­ci­sive, Dy­ing For a Drink brings a for­got­ten piece of Pro­hi­bi­tion lore back to life.

$19.95. PA­PER­BACK. 160 PGS. ISBN 9781771962­681 BIBLIOASIS

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