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The Ghosts of Eden Park 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, SpyIn 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 multimillionaire 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, Dodge 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. Download The Ghosts of Eden Park author Karen Abbott – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • The Ghosts of Eden Park
  • Karen Abbott
  • 06 February 2017
  • 0451498623

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  1. I have read all of Abbott s books, even though I am primarily a fiction reader I love them because they read like novels This one reads like a literary legal thriller It has some INSANE twists I love that things actually happened that would break my ...

  2. Competently executed yet disappointingly dull I have greatly enjoyed Abbott s other work and expected this to be a slam dunk Unfortunately, I found myself bored of the narrative and apathetic about the subject matter.Generally speaking, bootlegging and Prohibition are not topics that lend themselves particularly well to narrative nonfiction They certainly seem like they should largely because fiction has done such a good job with this topic , but the sad fact is that money and temporary Competently executed yet disappointingly dull I have greatly enjoyed Abbott s other work and expected this to be a slam dunk Unfortunately, I found myself bored of the narrative and apathetic about the subject matter.Generally speaking, bootlegging and Prohibition are not topics that lend themselves particularly well to narrative nonfiction They certainly seem like they should largely because fiction has done such a good job with this topic , but the sad fact is that money and temporary criminal success don t necessarily make a subject worthy of being immortalized on the proverbial page.Such is the case with the subjects of...

  3. Sexy, smart, compulsively readable and expertly researched.

  4. I received an advance ebook via NetGalley.I never cease to be amazed by the innovations and machinations perpetuated by bootleggers during Prohibition, and wow does this book bring an incredible drama to light George Remus was a corporate powerhouse out of Cincinnati Once a lawyer known for courtroom histrionics, he switched his focus to dominating the illicit liquor trade throughout the Midwest He accumulated incredible wealth and prestige, masterminding some third of bootleg operations with I received an advance ebook via NetGalley.I never cease to be amazed by the innovations and machinations perpetuated by bootleggers during Prohibition, and wow does this book bring an incredible drama to light George Remus was a corporate powerhouse out of Cincinnati Once a lawyer known for courtroom histrionics, he switched his focus to dominating the illicit liquor trade throughout the Midwest He accumulated incredible wealth and prestige, masterminding some third of bootleg operations within America, and becoming one of the largest employers in the entire region He also acquired a bride Imogene, who soon became his business partner But after Remus is nabbed by the Feds and sent to lock up in Atlanta, Imogene begins an affair with a Prohibition agent and begins to systemically unravel her husband s luxurious household and his business operatio...

  5. There are times when you hear of people who had such an enormous impact on the course of history that you wonder how you never heard of them before George Remus, and his pursuer, Mabel Willebrandt, are two such people George Remus, at one time known as the King of the Bootleggers , owned as much as 35% of all liquor in the United States during Prohibition Given to excess and outpourings of emotion, coupled with an erratic, but nonetheless successful, business acumen, he built an extensive ne There are times when you hear of people who had such an enormous impact on the course of history that you wonder how you never heard of them before George Remus, and his pursuer, Mabel Willebrandt, are two such people George Remus, at one time known as the King of the Bootleggers , owned as much as 35% of all liquor in the United States during Prohibition Given to excess and outpourings of emotion, coupled with an erratic, but nonetheless successful, business acumen, he built an extensive network of graft and corruption in order to build his empire Willebrandt was the associate attorney general of the United States, the highest office a woman had held in the federal government at the time, and a woman of stern convictions and ambition, who while not personally a great proponent of Prohibition nonetheless vowed to prosecute offenses of it with all her power.The story follows Remus s meteoric rise as a conman pharmacist, then lawyer, and finally bootlegger, who threw parties of such extrav...

  6. A Tale of Bootlegging, Betrayal, and Murder Diluted in the Telling The Ghosts of Eden Park is set in the Jazz Age in the United States It was a time of great change women received the right to vote fashion, music, and social norms were being transformed and alcohol became illegal Into this setting, insert George Remus, a lawyer turned bootlegger who quickly amassed a vast fortune by finding loopholes in the new Prohibition laws Opposing Remus was Mabel Walker Willebrandt, appointed as US Ass A Tale of Bootlegging, Betrayal, and Murder Diluted in the Telling The Ghosts of Eden Park is set in the Jazz Age in the United States It was a time of great change women received the right to vote fashion, music, and social norms were being transformed and alcohol became illegal Into this setting, insert George Remus, a lawyer turned bootlegger who quickly amassed a vast fortune by finding loopholes in the new Prohibition laws Opposing Remus was Mabel Walker Willebrandt, appointed as US Assistant Attorney General with responsibility for enforcing Prohibition Fresh out of law school, few expected her to upset the benign indifference shown by most politicians they were wrong Remus was convicted and sentenced to prison His second w...

  7. To be published by Crown in August 2019Fans of the HBO program BOARDWALK EMPIRE may recall an odd presence named Remus, George Remus He always referred to himself in the third person George Remus was an historical figure, a leading bootlegger in Ohio and a colorful character, as Abbott s fine bio points out He may have been the model for Fitzgerald s Gatsby Abbott, known for her previous studies of the Everleigh Sisters and Gypsy Rose Lee, does not go the usual bio route Early on, Remus has To be published by Crown in August 2019Fans of the HBO program BOARDWALK EMPIRE may recall an odd presence named Remus, George Remus He always referred to himself in the third person George Remus was an historical figure, a leading bootlegger in Ohio and a colorful character, as Abbott s fine bio points out He may have been the model for Fitzgerald s Gatsby Abbott, known for her previous studies of the Everleigh Sisters and Gypsy Rose Lee, does not go the usual bio route Early on, Remus has become a pharmacist, a bootlegger, and an over night success The book centers on Remus s love for, marriage to, and betrayal by his beloved Augusta Imogene Brown Holm...

  8. Received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Meticulously researched Abbott delivers a thrilling account of George and Imogene Remus ill fated marriage and their Prohibition exploits George Remus comes to life off the page, a complicated, terrifying, yet...

  9. I rate this 5 stars For readers who enjoy true history, this book is a must read George Remus was an attorney who left his law practice and became the most famous bootlegger in history and a very rich man His tale of lawlessness and wealth is better than any fiction novel The writer researched trial transcripts, newspapers and books for all of the information in this book The murder and trial is really very interesting and suspenseful I kept wanting to know what would happen next and what I rate this 5 stars For readers who enjoy true history, this book is a must read George Remus was an attorney who left his law practice and became the most famous bootlegger in history and a very rich man His tale of lawlessness and wealth is better than any fiction novel The writer researched trial transcripts, newspapers and books for all of the information in this book The murder and trial is really very interesting and suspenseful I kept wanting to know what w...

  10. This true crime story reads like a great murder mystery It will have you hooked from the start Wonderful research that pulls you right into the story 1921, George Remus a bootlegging lawyer millionaire during the prohibition Jazz age A female prosecutor, Mabel Walker Willebrandt is put in the position because the corrupt US Attorney s office didn t think she would pose a threat to their relationship with Remus She will prove them wrong You will feel you are there The tension, greed, an This true crime story reads like a great murder mystery It will have you hooked from the start Wonderful research that pulls you right into the story 1921, George Remus a bootlegging lawyer millionaire during the prohibition Jazz age A female prosecutor, Mabel Walker Willebrandt is put in the position because the corrupt US Attorney s o...

  11. I received this book in a giveaway I loved this Step into the 1920 s Prohibition Era and experience one bootlegger s methods of bribing and altogether finessing for lack of a better term the US government t...

  12. A skillful rendering of narrative from extensive research and rebuilding from from historical archives Well told and suspenseful weaving of the pursuits and personal lives of characters persons.