Original Battle Creek Crime King: Adam

Original Battle Creek Crime King: Adam "Pump" Arnold's Vile Reign

by Blaine Pardoe, Victoria Hester


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Original Battle Creek Crime King: Adam "Pump" Arnold's Vile Reign by Blaine Pardoe, Victoria Hester

Adam "Pump" Arnold was both feared and regaled in Victorian- era Battle Creek. He was a bootlegger and a pimp, a robber and a con artist, an arsonist and a loan shark and even an assassin. Arnold faced off with the city over illegal liquor sales and flaunted his victory with a life-size statue of the mayor dressed as a hobo. Called the "greatest criminal in the history of Battle Creek," Arnold was convicted in a captivating public trial for the murder of his own son. Join authors Blaine Pardoe and Victoria Hester as they explore the life and misdeeds of the unabashed criminal mastermind who rocked Battle Creek to its core.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467119290
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Series: True Crime
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 793,507
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Blaine Pardoe is an award-winning bestselling author of Lost Eagles and Murder in Battle Creek. Blaine was raised outside of Battle Creek and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Central Michigan University. Blaine and his daughter Victoria Hester co-authored The Murder of Maggie Hume, a New York Times bestseller in crime.

Victoria R. Hester is a graduate of Lord Fairfax Community College and Germanna Community College and resides in Culpeper, Virginia, where she works as a nurse. She has won two prestigious writing awards for her non-fiction work.

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