Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame: Love and Madness in the Roaring Twenties

Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame: Love and Madness in the Roaring Twenties (Paperback)

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Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame: Love and Madness in the Roaring Twenties
Paperback
Purdue University Press
10/22/2004
296pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
155753375X
9781557533753
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Book Description

Charlie and the Shawneetown Dame is a dramatization of a true story from the Prohibition era, involving one of the more bizarre gang wars in the annals of American crime lore, replete with homemade tank battles, crude bombings from an open cockpit aircraft, and chronicling the life of Charlie Birger, a flamboyant, slightly mad Al Capone wannabe. And then there's the dame, a beautiful young blonde society babe, whose sexual double-dealing entices then infuriates both rival's renegade leaders. A rapid, riveting read, Bain himself considers this his best book.

About the Author(s):

Bain is a graduate of Purdue University and received its highest award for his work in educational radio and television. (He was designated a Purdue "Distinguished Alumni" for 2003.) He went on to work professionally in broadcasting in Texas and Indiana, and co-hosted more than 200 shows in New York with Long John Nebel, then king of late-night talk-radio. He is the author or ghost/author of more than 90 books, many of them bestsellers. They encompass both fiction and non-fiction, and include such categories as murder mysteries, westerns, comedies, investigative journalism, food, business, psychology and historical dramatizations