Book Signing-Christian McBurney

Join local author Christian McBurney for an in-store book signing event for his latest book. During World War I and World War II, Rhode Island was dotted with coastal forts filled with large caliber guns. Yet they were never fired in anger. By contrast, from 1929 to 1933, during Prohibition, U.S. Coast Guard vessels frequently fired machine guns at rumrunners in Narragansett Bay, killing and wounding several, and sinking several boats. Author and historian Christian McBurney explores this use of excessive force in Narragansett Bay and other Rhode Island waters in his new book, Machine Guns in Narragansett Bay. No RSVP is required for this in-store event.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
160 Old Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Machine Guns in Narragansett Bay: The Coast Guard's War on Rumrunners By Christian M. McBurney Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467149686
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - July 10th, 2023