Wide Open Evansville (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
312
Utgivningsdatum
2022-04-25
Förlag
Fanolia Publishing
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 17 mm
Vikt
418 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
423:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9798985568936
Wide Open Evansville (häftad)

Wide Open Evansville

Häftad Engelska, 2022-04-25
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What began as a genealogy search grew into an in-depth investigation of a period in Evansville history when Indiana instituted prohibition while Kentucky, just across the Ohio River, did not. Evansville was a brewery town with a strong German culture at the time, and it struggled to stay away from liquor. When a local newspaper began highlighting the continued occurrences of inebriation, the public concluded that the police and city administration were either insincere in their pursuit of vice or, worse, were permitting it. The city earned a reputation for being wide open when Evansville's Chief of Police, Edgar Schmitt, was accused of selling confiscated liquor from the police station and using the police boat for bootlegging.

The author is the great-grandson of Evansville Police Captain Andy Friedle, the officer in charge of the infamous police "booze boat" which was used to import booze. His research has uncovered some fascinating documents that reveal the true story of the whiskey ring conspiracy in sensational detail.

This authentic account provides a remarkable insight into the investigation and trial. It covers the forgotten details of the story and reveals things that were never brought to light. Finally, you can read the truth about this historic event and get answers to key questions such as who was involved.
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Erick Jones is the great-grandson of Evansville, Indiana Police Captain Andy Friedle, the officer in charge of the infamous police "booze boat" which was used for bootlegging. His debut book, Wide Open Evansville, is the result of several years of research and reveals the true story of the 1920 whiskey ring conspiracy in sensational detail. But his family's ties to prohibition don't end there. He is also the great-grandson of former Vanderburgh County sheriff's deputy Jesse Jones, who later became a federal prohibition agent.Although he currently lives in Ohio, he has fond memories of spending summers as a child with his grandparents in Evansville.

Innehållsförteckning

preface

introduction

chapter i - how it all began

chapter ii - prohibition comes to indiana

chapter iii - the fanolia

chapter iv - events that drew attention

chapter v - federal probe begins

chapter vi - citizens begin baring story

chapter vii - the grand jury investigates

chapter viii - the trial

chapter ix - after the trial

chapter x - epilogue

bibliography