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The Resource The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked Jazz-Age America, Karen Abbott

The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked Jazz-Age America, Karen Abbott

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The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked Jazz-Age America
Title
The ghosts of Eden Park
Title remainder
the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked Jazz-Age America
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Karen Abbott
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The epic true crime story of bootlegger George Remus and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esqueevents he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new Pontiacs for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the U.S. Attorney's office hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain withRemus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It's a decision with deadly consequences: with Remus behind bars, Franklin and Imogene begin an affair and plot to ruin him, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government--and that can only end in murder. Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive"--
  • "A narrative history of George Remus, who the press called "king of the bootleggers," and a Jazz-Age murder trial"--
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contains biographical information
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1973-
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Abbott, Karen
Dewey number
345.771/02523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Remus, George
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Uxoricide
  • Alcohol trafficking
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
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The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked Jazz-Age America, Karen Abbott
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-386) and index
Control code
BK0024720275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 405 pages
Isbn
9780451498625
Lccn
2019016196
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked Jazz-Age America, Karen Abbott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-386) and index
Control code
BK0024720275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 405 pages
Isbn
9780451498625
Lccn
2019016196
Other physical details
illustrations

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