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The ghosts of Eden Park : the bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz-age America / Karen Abbott.

By: Abbott, Karen, 1973- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Crown, [2019]Copyright date: �2019Edition: First edition.Description: xviii, 405 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780451498625; 0451498623; 9780451498632; 0451498631.Other title: Bootleg king, the women who pursued him, and the murder that shocked jazz-age America.Subject(s): Remus, George, 1878-1952 -- Trials, litigation, etc | Remus, George, 1878-1952 | Trials (Murder) -- Ohio -- Cincinnati -- History -- 20th century | Uxoricide -- Law and legislation -- Ohio -- Cincinnati -- History -- 20th century | Alcohol trafficking -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932 | HISTORY / United States / 20th Century | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical | Alcohol trafficking | Social conditions | Trials | Trials (Murder) | Uxoricide -- Law and legislation | Ohio -- Cincinnati | United States | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Biography. | History. | Biographies. | True crime stories.DDC classification: 345.771/02523 Other classification: HIS036060 | BIO024000 | BIO006000
Contents:
Prologue: reckoning, 1927 -- The pursued and the pursuing. All the rope he wants ; Testimony of Mary Remus ; The circle ; Life has few petted darlings ; Testimony of A.W. Brockway ; Daddy ; Mabelmen ; Testimony of Carlos Clapper ; A man's home is his castle ; Tear the heart out of Washington ; Testimony of Emanuel Kessler ; A terrible, terrible scream ; Testimony of Emmett Kirgin ; A middle finger of unusual prominence ; Dynamite ; Testimony of Henry Spilker ; The brainstorms ; Testimony of George L. Winkler ; The wielders of the soap ; The ace of investigators ; Testimony of Frieda Schneider ; Vigor and vim unexcelled ; Testimony of Olive Weber Long ; A disturbance in room 902 ; Catalyst ; Testimony of Oscar Ernie Melvin -- Careless people. A bolt from the blue ; Testimony of Orin Weber ; Not Mrs. Remus any longer ; That social pervert, that social leper, that social parasite ; Testimony of John S. Berger ; None the worse for it ; A pearl-handled revolver ; Testimony of Julia F. Brown ; A ghost at the door ; Testimony of Imogene Remus ; Don't let him catch you asleep ; Testimony of George Conners ; No quarter ; Testimony of William Hoefft ; The hitman ; Testimony of Ethel Bachman ; Blood on the primrose path ; Testimony of Ruth Remus ; What a beautiful morning it is -- The colossal vitality of his illusion. The smiling Charlie Taft ; Remus's brain exploded ; The loosest kind of tongue ; High-class gentlemen ; Alienist no. 1 ; Conspiracies ; Alienist no. 2 ; A blank about everything that happened ; Alienist no. 3 ; The arch-conspirator of all ages ; D�ej�a vu in price hill ; Sun in scorpio ; Very emotional, somewhat unstable ; American justice ; Probate court testimony of George Remus ; The unfortunate woman ; A hammer to the angels.
Summary: "The epic true crime story of bootlegger George Remus and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new Pontiacs for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the U.S. Attorney's office hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It's a decision with deadly consequences: with Remus behind bars, Franklin and Imogene begin an affair and plot to ruin him, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government--and that can only end in murder. Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, The Ghosts of Eden Park is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: In the early days of Prohibition, German immigrant George Remus quit practicing law and started trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt was hired right out of law school; her bosses at the U.S. Attorney's Office assumed she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintained with Remus. She sent investigator Franklin Dodge to look into Remus's empire-- and he begins an affair with Remus's wife, Imogene. Abbott provides the stranger-than-fiction story of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive. -- adapted from jacket
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-328) and index.

Prologue: reckoning, 1927 -- The pursued and the pursuing. All the rope he wants ; Testimony of Mary Remus ; The circle ; Life has few petted darlings ; Testimony of A.W. Brockway ; Daddy ; Mabelmen ; Testimony of Carlos Clapper ; A man's home is his castle ; Tear the heart out of Washington ; Testimony of Emanuel Kessler ; A terrible, terrible scream ; Testimony of Emmett Kirgin ; A middle finger of unusual prominence ; Dynamite ; Testimony of Henry Spilker ; The brainstorms ; Testimony of George L. Winkler ; The wielders of the soap ; The ace of investigators ; Testimony of Frieda Schneider ; Vigor and vim unexcelled ; Testimony of Olive Weber Long ; A disturbance in room 902 ; Catalyst ; Testimony of Oscar Ernie Melvin -- Careless people. A bolt from the blue ; Testimony of Orin Weber ; Not Mrs. Remus any longer ; That social pervert, that social leper, that social parasite ; Testimony of John S. Berger ; None the worse for it ; A pearl-handled revolver ; Testimony of Julia F. Brown ; A ghost at the door ; Testimony of Imogene Remus ; Don't let him catch you asleep ; Testimony of George Conners ; No quarter ; Testimony of William Hoefft ; The hitman ; Testimony of Ethel Bachman ; Blood on the primrose path ; Testimony of Ruth Remus ; What a beautiful morning it is -- The colossal vitality of his illusion. The smiling Charlie Taft ; Remus's brain exploded ; The loosest kind of tongue ; High-class gentlemen ; Alienist no. 1 ; Conspiracies ; Alienist no. 2 ; A blank about everything that happened ; Alienist no. 3 ; The arch-conspirator of all ages ; D�ej�a vu in price hill ; Sun in scorpio ; Very emotional, somewhat unstable ; American justice ; Probate court testimony of George Remus ; The unfortunate woman ; A hammer to the angels.

"The epic true crime story of bootlegger George Remus and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new Pontiacs for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the U.S. Attorney's office hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It's a decision with deadly consequences: with Remus behind bars, Franklin and Imogene begin an affair and plot to ruin him, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government--and that can only end in murder. Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, The Ghosts of Eden Park is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive"-- Provided by publisher.

In the early days of Prohibition, German immigrant George Remus quit practicing law and started trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt was hired right out of law school; her bosses at the U.S. Attorney's Office assumed she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintained with Remus. She sent investigator Franklin Dodge to look into Remus's empire-- and he begins an affair with Remus's wife, Imogene. Abbott provides the stranger-than-fiction story of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive. -- adapted from jacket

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