The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius

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George Remus was born into obscurity but was destined for infamy. His upbringing consisted of an abusive and alcoholic father whose addiction left the family destitute. George possessed keen intelligence and drive to make money. He joined his Uncle’s pharmacy and excelled in the business enough to buy his Uncle out and charter his own pharmacies. Soon growing weary of the medicinal game, Remus gravitated towards the law. He got his law license and served a multitude of defendants with top-notch skill, as he was capable of manipulating any jury to his point of view. Remus tended to be a workaholic, leading to shirking responsibilities as a husband and father. Remus’ fortunes took a fork in the road when he met Imogene Holmes. His relationship with Holmes and Remus’ foray into the bootlegging world would alter his very existence. He would become the “Bourbon King”, but would also fight for his very life in a sensational murder trial.

The Bourbon King is a top-notch true crime biography of a Roaring Twenties outlaw. Bob Batchelor pens an enthralling narrative of a man possessing multitudes of talents, yet also foibles. Remus is a larger than life figure who is compelling, yet at times repellent. The story holds the reader’s attention until the very end. An A++ biography.


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Author Bob Batchelor
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Diversion Books
Publish Date 2019-09-03
ISBN 9781635765861
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Issue September 2019
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