Moonshiner...Outlaw...Legend. This beautiful 240 page book is extraordinary with color photos, offering a remarkable look into the life of Popcorn Sutton. It is a must have book for those who appreciate this man.
A stunning volume of photos, essays, and interviews documenting the true story of a modern folk hero. Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton was raised in a Southern Appalachian community steeped in tradition. He learned to make moonshine at an early age, like his father and grandfather before him, and continued to pursue the perfection of the craft throughout his life. At the same time, he honed a natural talent for performance and came to fill not only the role but the appearance of the master moonshiners he had known as a child. Ultimately appearing in documentaries, television shows, and heritage events, he brought the traditional craft of a secret brotherhood into the light. Yet, he never compromised and continued to make and distribute outlaw liquor in increasing quantities, forcing his story to its inevitable end. Now remembered as a folk hero who would literally live free or die, The Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton captures the true story of the man behind the myth in a celebration of craft, heritage, and irrepressible character.
Local Interest/ Local Non-Fiction