Bourbon and Bullets

True Stories of Whiskey, War, and Military Service

John C Tramazzo

John C. Tramazzo highlights the relationship between bourbon and military service to show the rich and dramatic connection in American history.
Publication date:
November 2018
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
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Hardback
ISBN : 9781640121034

Dimensions : 230 X 150 mm
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£22.50
Paperback
ISBN : 9781640124288

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines carried whiskey at Yorktown, Gettysburg, Manila, and Da Nang. It bolstered their courage, calmed their nerves, and treated their maladies. As a serious American whiskey drinker, John C. Tramazzo noticed how military service and whiskey went hand in hand during his decade-long service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

In Bourbon and Bullets Tramazzo reveals the rich and dramatic connection between bourbon and military service in America. Although others have discussed whiskey's place in military history, Bourbon and Bullets explores the relationship between military service and some of the most notable whiskey distillers and executives working today. American servicemen Weller, Handy, Stagg, Van Winkle, and Bulleit all experienced combat before they became household names for American whiskey enthusiasts. In small towns and big cities across America, veterans of armed conflict in Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan cook mash, operate stills, and push the booming industry to new heights. Bourbon and Bullets delves into the lives and military careers of these whiskey distillers and tells the story of whiskey's role on the battlefield and in the American military community.