Narrating alternate sections, Cassandra Campbell and Rob Shapiro take listeners inside speakeasies, criminal enterprises, and government corruption. With information from newspapers, archival documents, and trial records, Karen Abbot has assembled a true story that sounds like a novel. The Jazz Age in America featured flamboyant characters, and the story of George Remus, a lawyer turned bootlegger, is among its most colorful. Thanks to Prohibition, Remus amassed an astounding fortune, took pleasure in his wife's excessive spending, speculated in real estate, and threw Gatsby-esque parties. Bribing officials and befriending politicians left him feeling above the law. Enter U.S. attorney Mabel Willebrandt, who was committed to ending Remus's lawlessness. Campbell's expertise and Shapiro's intelligent delivery detail Remus's meteoric rise and even more spectacular fall. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2019]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780593148013 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9780593148020 $95.00
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