C.W. Hunt, a former history teacher, business executive, and entrepreneur, retired from business to devote his energies to writing in 1996. He has written six books on the history of the Belleville area including Booze, Boats and Billions and Gentleman Charlie and the Lady Rum Runner. He lives in Belleville, Ontario.
C.W. Hunt’s High-Flying Adventures 2-Book Bundle
Canada’s past is rich with high-flying adventures — whether it’s pilots fighting in the skies or the King of the Rumrunners fleeing the feds! Read their stories in this two-book collection.
Dancing in the Sky: The Royal Flying Corps in Canada
Dancing in the Sky is the first complete telling of the First World War fighter pilot training initiative established by the British in response to losses occurring in European skies in 1916. A valuable addition to Canada’s military history, this book will appeal to all who enjoy an exceptional adventure story embedded in Canada's past.
Whisky and Ice: The Saga of Ben Kerr, Canada’s Most Daring Rumrunner
During the 1920s, Ben Kerr was known as the King of the Rumrunners and was put at the top of the most wanted list by the U.S. Coast Guard. Whisky and Ice takes the reader back to the Prohibition era, when Canada and the United States were obsessed with “demon liquor.”
Indeed Dancing in the Sky is a fitting tribute to the energy, ingenuity, and perseverance of Canada early in the 20th century.