THE BOURBON KING
The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's Evil Genius
In THE BOURBON KING, author Bob Batchelor has unearthed a treasure trove of untapped historical archives to cover the life, times, and crimes of the George Remus, the man who ran the largest bootlegging operation in America - larger and more powerful than that of Al Capone - and a man who was considered the best criminal defense lawyer of his era.
But Remus came crashing down in one of the most sensational murder cases in American history. After serving a brief prison sentence, he was driven mad by his cheating wife Imogene and Franklin Dodge, the G-man who not only put him in jail, but also seduced her before stealing all his riches. Remus murdered his wife in cold-blood, setting loose the most media-saturated trial of the Jazz Age. Claiming a condition that he invented - temporary maniacal insanity - Remus took on Charles Taft, son of former President and current Chief Justice William Howard Taft, in a trial that grabbed national headlines. Remus won over the star-struck jury with lurid allegations about his lost millions at the hands of his two-timing wife and the federal agent who stole her away.
Love, murder, mountains of cash, bribery, political intrigue, rivers of bourbon, and a grand spectacle like few before it, the tale of George Remus transcends the era and provides readers with a lens into the dark heart of Prohibition's "Bourbon Trail," the thirst of the American people, and their fascination with crime.
|German||World||All||Verfügbar||Auf Rightsdesk ansehen|