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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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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 345.771 ABB (Text) 33118000194689 Adult: Large Print Available -
Eckhart PL - Main LP NF 364.152 ABB (Text) 840191002838101 Large Print - Main Level Available -
  In Memory of: Vera Uhlig
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg LP BIO REMUS (Text) 32826014250344 Large Print Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 345.771 ABBOTT LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000090176 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Bookmobile LP 345.771 ABBOTT (Text) 33946003840571 Large Print Nonfiction Available -
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Peabody PL - Columbia City LARGE PRINT NON-FICTION 345.771 ABBOTT (Text) 30403002406502 Adult - Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 921 REMUS (Text) 78731000513319 New NF Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432877033
  • ISBN: 1432877038
  • Physical Description: 651 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-521).
Formatted Contents Note:
Author's note -- Prologue : reckoning, 1927 -- Part I : the pursued and the pursuing. All the rope he wants ; Testimony of Marie Remus ; The circle ; Life has few petted darlings ; Testimony of A. W. Brockway ; Daddy ; Mabelmen ; Testimony of Carlos Clapper ; A man's home is his castle ; Tear the heart out of Washington ; Testimony of Emanuel Kessler ; A terrible, terrible scream ; Testimony of Emmett Kirgin ; A middle finger of unusual prominence ; Dynamite ; Testimony of Henry Spilker ; The brainstorms ; Testimony of George L. Winkler ; The wielders of the soap ; The ace of investigators ; Testimony of Frieda Schneider ; Vigor and vim unexcelled ; Testimony of Olive Weber Long ; A disturbance in Room 902 ; Catalyst ; Testimony of Oscar Ernie Melvin -- Part II : careless people. A bolt from the blue ; Testimony of Orin Weber ; Not Mrs. Remus any longer ; That social pervert, that social leper, that social parasite ; Testimony of John S. Berger ; None the worse for it ; A pearl-handled revolver ; Testimony of Julia F. Brown ; A ghost at the door ; Testimony of Imogene Remus ; Don't let him catch you asleep ; Testimony of George Conners ; No quarter ; Testimony of William Hoefft ; The hitman ; Testimony of Ethel Bachman ; Blood on the primrose path ; Testimony of Ruth Remus ; What a beautiful morning it is -- Part III : the colossal vitality of his illusion. The smiling Charlie Taft ; Remus's brain exploded ; The loosest kind of a tongue ; High-class gentlemen ; Alienist no. 1 ; Conspiracies ; Alienist no. 2 ; A blank about everything that happened ; Alienist no. 3 ; The arch-conspirator of all ages ; Déjà vu in Price Hill ; Sun in Scorpio ; Very emotional, somewhat unstable ; American justice ; Probate court testimony of George Remus ; The unfortunate woman ; A hammer to the angels -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Notes.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Genre: Large type books.
True crime stories.

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Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.

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