Wicked Akron: Tales of Rumrunners, Mobsters and Other Rubber by Kymberli Hagelberg PDF

By Kymberli Hagelberg

The searchlight unearths Akron's darkest days, while electorate burned urban corridor to the floor and individuals of the Ku Klux Klan referred to as the photographs from the schoolhouse to the courthouse. Meet a grave robber who grew to become a political chief, a mobster who ordered police murders and a liked bootlegger grew to become bail bondsman. Say hi to Frank Hurn, a flashy, frenetic, fast-talking con guy who used to be searching for suckers to take a position within the Vulcans, an NFL staff he promised to deliver to Akron. From urban saloon to suburban hideout, this is often an alternate historical past lesson of the occasionally dicey coexistence of the well-heeled and the employees, women and men who lived monstrous lives in the course of Akron's fledgling days as a canal port, its pre-Depression heyday and zenith as a midwestern commercial luck story.

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