Charlie And The Shawneetown Dame: Love And Madness In The Roaring Twenties--An Incredible True Story

Authors: Donald Bain
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Keywords: roaring, twenties, madness, love, shawneetown, dame, charlie
Pages: 268
Published: 2004-11-01
Language: English
Category: Criminals, Specific Groups, Biographies & Memoirs,
ISBN-10: 155753375X     ISBN-13: 9781557533753
Binding: Paperback
List Price: 14.95 USD
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.


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