The Bootlegger: A Story of Small-town America (Paperback)

by John E. Hallwas

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This extraordinary account of a struggling midwestern coal town profiles small-time bootlegger Kelly Wagle, whose mysterious career - and suspected involvement with two unsolved murder cases - had a profound and lasting impact on his community. In unraveling the process by which Colchester, Illinois, lost its grip on the American promise, John Hallwas reveals this remote corner of the Midwest as a true reflection of the quintessential American experience.

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Published
01/07/1999

Publisher
University of Illinois Press

ISBN
9780252068447


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