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King of the bootleggers : a biography of George Remus

Author: William A Cook
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: George Remus; George Remus; George Remus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Cook
ISBN: 9780786436521 0786436522
OCLC Number: 173240845
Description: vii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: William A. Cook.
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