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Whispering wires : the tragic tale of an American bootlegger

Author: Philip Metcalfe
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Inkwater Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Advance readers copy edView all editions and formats
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"Details the story of Roy Olmstead, a principal rumrunner in Prohibition-era Seattle, and describes the first major federal wiretapping court case. Relates how city officials, Prohibition agents, and rumrunners chased, evaded, and double-crossed each other in 1920's Seattle. Includes map, photographs, extensive bibliography, and notes"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Roy Olmstead; Roy Olmstead
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Metcalfe
OCLC Number: 363310334
Notes: "Advance readers copy, Uncorrected proof."--Cover.
Description: ix, 377 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Dividing lines --
Rumrunning --
Political dentist --
Conspiracy --
Wire-tappers --
Motherships --
"Mr. Potter" --
Crossed wires --
Arcata --
Capture of the Eva B --
"Hi Jack!" --
Radio! --
Noose tightens --
Directors of prohibition --
Rum row --
Enforcement tangle --
April's fool --
Undercover --
Woodmont Beach --
Warm up for the trial --
Wiretapping on trial --
"God save this honorable court" --
Prohibition triumphant --
Federal rivalries --
Zev case --
Change at the top --
Death of an agent --
Investigation and trials two and three --
Every Tom, Dick, and Harry --
Confusion --
Ever-widening circle --
Mcneil Island --
Whitney Graft case --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: by Philip Metcalfe.

Abstract:

"Details the story of Roy Olmstead, a principal rumrunner in Prohibition-era Seattle, and describes the first major federal wiretapping court case. Relates how city officials, Prohibition agents, and rumrunners chased, evaded, and double-crossed each other in 1920's Seattle. Includes map, photographs, extensive bibliography, and notes"--Provided by publisher.

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