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JOSEPH-BETH Sept 24th at 7PM featuring Local Author Bob Batchelor discussing and signing The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius
Event Location: Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, OH
Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm
Local Author Bob Batchelor discussing and signing The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius
ISBN: 9781635765861, Diversion Books, $27.99
Love, murder, political intrigue, mountains of cash, and rivers of bourbon … The tale of George Remus is a grand spectacle and a lens into the dark heart of Prohibition. As one Jazz Age journalist put it, “Remus was to bootlegging what Rockefeller was to oil.” Author Bob Batchelor breathes life into the largest bootlegging operation in America and a man considered the best criminal defense lawyer of his era. He spent millions bribing officials in the Harding Administration, and he created a roaring lifestyle that epitomized the Jazz Age over which he ruled. That is, before he came crashing down in one of the most sensational murder cases in American history: a cheating wife, the G-man who seduced her and put Remus in jail, and the plunder of a Bourbon Empire.
Bob Batchelor is a critically-acclaimed, bestselling cultural historian and biographer. He has published widely on American history and literature, including books on Stan Lee, Bob Dylan, The Great Gatsby, Mad Men, and John Updike. Batchelor earned his doctorate in English Literature from the University of South Florida. He teaches in the Media, Journalism & Film department at Miami University and lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Suzette, and their teen daughters.