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The Resource The bourbon king : the life and crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's evil genius, Bob Batchelor

The bourbon king : the life and crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's evil genius, Bob Batchelor

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The bourbon king : the life and crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's evil genius
Title
The bourbon king
Title remainder
the life and crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's evil genius
Statement of responsibility
Bob Batchelor
Title variation
Life and crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's evil genius
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Summary
On the 100th anniversary of The Volstead Act comes the epic, definitive story of the man who cracked the Prohibition system, became one of the world's richest criminal masterminds, and helped inspire The Great Gatsby. Love, murder, political intrigue, mountains of cash, and rivers of bourbon... The tale of George Remus is a grand spectacle and a lens into the dark heart of Prohibition. Yes, Congress gave teeth to Prohibition in October 1919, but the law didn't stop George Remus from amassing a fortune that would be worth billions of dollars today. As one Jazz Age journalist put it, "Remus was to bootlegging what Rockefeller was to oil." Author Bob Batchelor breathes life into the largest bootlegging operation in America--greater than that of Al Capone--and a man considered the best criminal defense lawyer of his era. Remus bought an empire of distilleries on Kentucky's "Bourbon Trail" and used his other profession, as a pharmacist, to profit off legal loopholes. He spent millions bribing officials in the Harding Administration, and he created a roaring lifestyle that epitomized the Jazz Age over which he ruled. That is, before he came crashing down in one of the most sensational murder cases in American history: a cheating wife, the G-man who seduced her and put Remus in jail, and the plunder of a Bourbon Empire. Remus murdered his wife in cold-blood and then shocked a nation winning his freedom based on a condition he invented--temporary maniacal insanity
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LMJ
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Batchelor, Bob
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.R47
LC item number
B38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Remus, George
  • Remus, George
  • Alcohol trafficking
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Biographies
  • True crime stories
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The bourbon king : the life and crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's evil genius, Bob Batchelor
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-379) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1111785855
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
x, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635765861
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1111785855
Label
The bourbon king : the life and crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's evil genius, Bob Batchelor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1111785855
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
x, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635765861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1111785855

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