The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg king, The Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America. Karen Abbott.

The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg king, The Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America

New York: Crown, 2019. First edition. Hardcover. As new in dust jacket. First edition/printing. Hardcover. 405 pp. with index. "In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone becomes a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking in whiskey." Headquartered in Cincinnati, he becomes the supplier of somewhere between a third and a half of all the illegal beer and liquor sold in the the United States, becoming a multi-millionaire within two years. He lives a very public life in full Gatsby-esque excess, partnered by his even larger-spending second wife. Pioneering U.S. Attorney Mabel Walker Willebrandt sets her sights on him but efforts over the next decade are complicated by one of her top agents, Franklin Dodge, who seduces the wife, leaves the Justice Department, and leads both the government and Mr. Remus on a meery chase. It all ends very poorly for Georeg and Imogene Remus. As New / as new. Item #E25353
ISBN: 9780451498625

Price: $12.95

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