He seeks to clear up some myths about Kennedy—he was, for instance, never a bootlegger—and offer a truthful portrait of the man.
The National Football League's New York Giants franchise was founded in 1925 by a bootlegger named Tim Mara.
A person who bootlegs: 5,000 booters on Manhattan Island alone/ That new bootie carries a powerful line of hooch (1880s+)
: a bottle of bootleg hoochnoun
Whiskey illegally made or sold (1880s+)verb
[fr the idea of concealment in the upper part of one's boots]