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The Bootlegger : a story of small-town America

Author: John E Hallwas
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1999. ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Illini books edView all editions and formats
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Functions as a portrait of small-town America emerging from frontier status into the corruption and violence of the Jazz age. This account of a struggling midwestern coal town profiles small-time  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Henry Wagle; Thomas Henry Wagle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Hallwas
ISBN: 0252023951 9780252023958 0252068440 9780252068447
OCLC Number: 44440345
Description: xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
The bootlegger's funeral --
Coal and community in Colchester --
Boomtown and saloon town --
Hard times and the marshal --
Struggling into the new century --
Social change and the young bootlegger --
World War I and the bootlegger's rise --
The Omaha mystery girl --
The bootlegger and the early twenties --
The mayor, the bootlegger, and the Klan --
The legendary bootlegger --
The killing that finally came --
Epilogue : the end of it all --
Sources and acknowledgments.
Responsibility: John E. Hallwas.

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"Fascinating ... Hallwas's splendid work thematically compares with Anthony Lukas's Big Trouble but is much more focused and accessible." -- Library Journal "An informative, almost journalistic book Read more...

 
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