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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
Statement of responsibility
Karen Abbott
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Author
Author
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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-esque events 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 with Remus. 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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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
HQB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbott, Karen
Dewey number
345.771/02523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Remus, George
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Uxoricide
  • Alcohol trafficking
  • United States
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
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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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and notes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The pursued and the pursuing
  • Careless people
  • The colossal vitality of his illusion
Control code
on1145889292
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
651 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432877033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1145889292
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and notes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The pursued and the pursuing
  • Careless people
  • The colossal vitality of his illusion
Control code
on1145889292
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
651 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432877033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1145889292

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