Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame: Love and Madness in the Roaring Twenties : an Incredible True Story

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Purdue University Press, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
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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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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
8
Section 3
13
Section 4
16
Section 5
20
Section 6
25
Section 7
32
Section 8
35
Section 26
158
Section 27
162
Section 28
168
Section 29
174
Section 30
174
Section 31
174
Section 32
175
Section 33
180

Section 9
43
Section 10
52
Section 11
60
Section 12
66
Section 13
71
Section 14
82
Section 15
86
Section 16
91
Section 17
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Section 18
102
Section 19
109
Section 20
113
Section 21
119
Section 22
124
Section 23
131
Section 24
142
Section 25
153
Section 34
191
Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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Section 47
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Section 48
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Donald Bain is the author or ghostwriter of more than 80 books, including the best selling Murder, She Wrote series of original murder mystery novels based upon the popular show. His books include mysteries, comedies, investigative journalism, westerns, biographies, historical romances, and Mafia novels. He lectures frequesntly and is a popular guest on radio and TV talk shows.

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