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The Great Iowa Bootlegger War: Or Every Family Has Secrets Don W. Crowley

The Great Iowa Bootlegger War: Or Every Family Has Secrets

Don W. Crowley

Published April 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781462665631
Hardcover
162 pages
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This novel is a personality study of a combat veteran who finds that the acquired skills of war are only a shallow facade forcing a struggle with an evolving romance, set in the frenzy of a 1920s criminal thriller. In 1921, two separate and veryMoreThis novel is a personality study of a combat veteran who finds that the acquired skills of war are only a shallow facade forcing a struggle with an evolving romance, set in the frenzy of a 1920s criminal thriller. In 1921, two separate and very contrasting families- one from Marshalltown, Iowa and the other from Dixon, Illinois, have darker sides that has been hidden from their peers. Nothing is really as it seems, with the era of Prohibition, impacting the lives of all. Persons of local esteem have hidden agendas to pursue the profit potential of bootlegging illegal whiskey. The novel reveals the complicated history of the rise and life of Jackson Fordice, alias Machine Gun Jack McGurn in the criminal organization of Al Capone and The Infamous Chicago South Side Gang. Within the 1920s Rural America, many families have secrets that really dominate their lives, parallel to their contributing civic role in the community. Few people in history realize that the Iowa Bootlegger War was a proxy conflict between Bugs Morans Chicagos North Side Gang and Al Capons South Side Mob. His meeting in Marshalltown, Iowa with a beautiful local cabaret singer and speakeasy owner, establishes a strong emotional tie for the first time in his life. The relationship has its stormy components causing some question as to a future for the couple.