Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame: Love and Madness in the Roaring Twenties

Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame: Love and Madness in the Roaring Twenties

by Donald Bain
     
 

This book recounts a famous turf war raged during Prohibition. Charlie Birger's outsized ambitions brought him from New York to southern Illinois in search of fortune as a bootlegger. He soon found that his dream to be "even bigger than Al Capone" faced a few hurdles-including the vicious Shelton Brothers and Helen Holbrook, a beautiful, alcoholic socialite from…  See more details below

Overview

This book recounts a famous turf war raged during Prohibition. Charlie Birger's outsized ambitions brought him from New York to southern Illinois in search of fortune as a bootlegger. He soon found that his dream to be "even bigger than Al Capone" faced a few hurdles-including the vicious Shelton Brothers and Helen Holbrook, a beautiful, alcoholic socialite from Shawneetown, whose simultaneous affairs with Birger and Carl Shelton fueled a bloody and bizarre gang war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557533753
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Donald Bain is the author or ghostwriter of more than 80 books, including the best selling Murder, She Wrote series of original murder mystery novels based upon the popular show. His books include mysteries, comedies, investigative journalism, westerns, biographies, historical romances, and Mafia novels. He lectures frequesntly and is a popular guest on radio and TV talk shows.

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