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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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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B REM (Text) 37521530939505 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 08/20/2019
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 345.771 ABBOTT (Text) 34706001634437 Non-Fiction 300-399 Checked out 09/09/2019
Benton Co PL - Fowler 345.771 ABB (Text) 34044000990497 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 92 REMUS (Text) 79361000114282 Adult Nonfiction - Biography Available -
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City 345.771 Abb (Text) 76893000269875 Adult Nonfiction In process -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL 345.771 ABB (Text) 38217000690335 Nonfiction BPL Checked out 09/10/2019
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 345.771 ABB (Text) 33187004563868 Nonfiction Checked out 08/31/2019
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 345.771 ABBOTT (Text) 9780451498625S On Order On order -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 345.771 ABBO (Text) 39391006951261 Nonfiction Checked out 08/31/2019
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 345.771 ABBOTT (Text) 34330513377557 Adult - New Non-Fiction Checked out 08/30/2019
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  • ISBN: 9780451498625
  • ISBN: 0451498623
  • ISBN: 9780451498632
  • ISBN: 0451498631
  • Physical Description: xviii, 405 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Remus, George, 1878-1952 > Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) > Ohio > Cincinnati > History > 20th century.
Uxoricide > Law and legislation > Ohio > Cincinnati > History > 20th century.
Alcohol trafficking > United States > Biography.
United States > Social conditions > 1918-1932.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical.

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