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King of the bootleggers : a biography of George Remus / William A. Cook.

Cook, William A. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780786491575
  • ISBN: 0786491574
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 217 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Remus pulls himself up by the bootstraps -- Murder in the Sherman house -- Divorce and career change for Remus -- Politics and the Ohio gang -- Taking care of business -- Remus has his day in court -- Smith commits suicide and Remus goes to prison -- Remus, Roxy and Means expose the Ohio gang -- Remus is cheated out of whisky and wife -- Imogene gunned down-Remus : "I owed this to society" -- The trial, part one. Jury selection -- The trail, part two. Testimony -- The trial, part 3. Final arguments and verdict -- Remus wins his freedom -- Means, Daugherty and Willebrandt become authors -- Beyond Prohibition : Capone falls and Remus fights on.
Summary, etc.: "As a pharmacist turned lawyer turned master prohibition era bootlegger, George Remus is now remembered as one of the most notorious figures of the American prohibition. This biography tells the complete story of Remus's private life and public persona, focusing especially on the turbulent rise and fall of his bootlegging kingdom"--Provided by publisher.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
Subject: Remus, George, 1878-1952
Criminals > United States > Biography.
Prohibition > United States > History.
Liquor industry > United States > History.
Distilling, Illicit > United States > History.
Smuggling > United States > History.
Remus, George.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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